NINETEENTH OCATION RIO, CANADA IL. 1977 BROCK UNIVERSITY LIBRARY From the Masonic Library of Lawrence Runnalls St. Catharines August 1988 *vccu f LIBRARY * BROCK o 'VERSITY THE GRAND CHAPTER OF ROYAL ARCH MASONS OF CANADA IN THE PROVINCE OF ONTARIO ONE HUNDRED AND NINETEENTH ANNUAL CONVOCATION A.D. 1977 A. Inv. 2507 Held in the Sheraton Brock Hotel NIAGARA FALLS, ONTARIO, CANADA FRIDAY AND SATURDAY, 29, 30 APRIL A.D. 1977 — A. Inv. 2507 Ordered to be read in all Chapters and preserved WILLIAM H. SPROULE Grand Z. 4 Elizabeth Street South BRAMPTON, ONT. L6Y 1P8 FREDERICK C. CONLEY Grand Scribe E. 240 Eglinton Ave. E. Suite 205 TORONTO, ONT. M4P 1K8 BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH . . . WILLIAM HAROLD SPROULE Most Excellent Grand First Principal Z. Born July 18, 1918 in Brampton, Ontario — President — Bill Sproule Heating Limited. — Six years — Royal Canadian Air Force — Five Years Overseas — Flying Officer attached to Royal Air Force-Bomber Squadron — Great Britain — Shot down by German fighter planes 1941 — Prisoner of War — four years. — Past Chairman of the Board of Water Commissioners — City of Bramp- ton 1965-1973. — Elder and Member of St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, Brampton. — Member Ionic Lodge 229, Brampton. — Life Member and Worshipful Master of The Mount Moriah Lodge, No. 727, Brampton. — Member Peel Lodge 468, Caledon East. — Honourary Member of Peel Chapter No. 195, Brampton. — Grand First Principal Grand Chapter of Canada in the Province of Ontario. — Past Thrice Illustrious Master of Keystone Council #20 — Weston — of The Royal and Select Masters of Ontario. — Past Commander Noah of the Etobicoke Lodge #17 Royal Ark Marin- ers — Weston. — Past Thrice 111. Master of the Order of the Silver Trowel of Virginia. — Life Member Geoffrey de St. Aldemar Preceptory #2 Knights Templar, Toronto. — Member Holy Land Conclave #3 The Masonic and Military Order of Knights of the Red Cross of Constantine K.H.S. and St. John the Evangelist. — Member of Peel Shrine Club — Brampton. — Member of Rameses Temple — Toronto. — Member of the Order of the High Priesthood of Germany. — Member of the Order of the High Priesthood of Ontario. — M. Ex. Grand President of the Order of High Priesthood of Ontario — Honourary. — Member Toronto Lodge of Perfection of Ancient & Accepted Rite of Canada, 14 Degree. — Member Sovereign Chapter Rose Croix, 18 Degree, Toronto. — Member Moore Sovereign Consistory, 32 Degree, Hamilton. — Companion Knight of Athelstan York Rite College of Toronto. — Associate Regent York Rite Sovereign College of North America. — Awarded York Rite Purple Cross 1976. — Member Toronto District 8 & 8A Principals Association, Toronto. — Honourary Member Mimico Chapter #215, Mimico. — Honourary Member Lebanon Chapter #220, Etobicoke. — Honourary Member Toronto-Antiquity Chapter #91, Weston. — Honourary Member Port Credit Chapter #230, Port Credit. —Honourary Member of The St. Clair Chapter #231, Richmond Hill. — Honourary Member — Grand Chapter of Ohio. — Honourary Member — Grand Chapter of Michigan. — Honourary Member — Mount Sinai Chapter #293, Buffalo, N.Y. — Honourary Member The Ruling Principals Council Toronto District 8A. — Married — wife — Anne. — Two sons and one daughter. — Oldest Son — Graham — in the Oil Heating Business. — Daughter — Barbara — graduating — McMaster University, Hamilton. — Youngest Son — Ross — High School. — Recreation — Stamp Collecting — Boating — Semi-Retired. ANNUAL CONVOCATION, NIAGARA FALLS, 1977 5 DEDICATIONS GRAND CHAPTER OF ROYAL ARCH MASONS OF CANADA IN THE PROVINCE OF ONTARIO An Especial Convocation of the Grand Chapter, Royal Arch Masons of Canada in the Province of Ontario was held in the Masonic Temple at Ottawa, Ontario, on Saturday, 26 March, A.D. 1977, Ad. Inv. 2507, for the purpose of dedicating the Temple for Carleton Chapter No. 16 and Ottawa Chapter No. 222. PRESENT M. Ex. Comp. William H. Sproule Grand Z. "^ Grand R. Ex. Comp. Aube L. Weisman Grand H. f r , M. Ex. Comp. Charles W. Emmett (Acting) Grand J. J council M. Ex. Comp. Bruce H. Smith Past Grand Z. M. Ex. Comp. G. Cassidy Past Grand Z., Que. M. Ex. Comp. W. L. MacDonald Past Grand Z., Que. R. Ex. Comp. Frank A. Simpson Grand Supt. R. Ex. Comp. Hugh Fackrell Grand Chaplain R. Ex. Comp. G. W. Campbell (Acting) Grand Treasurer R. Ex. Comp. F. C. Conley Grand Scribe E. R. Ex. Comp. Sam Tenenbaum (Acting) Grand Scribe N. R. Ex. Comp. J. Meier (Acting) Grand Pr. Sojourner R. Ex. Comp. E. Goodman .' (Acting) Grand Registrar R. Ex. Comp. M. P. Morris (Acting) Grand Sr. Sojourner R. Ex. Comp. J. York (Acting) Grand Jr. Sojourner V. Ex. Comp. Peter Taylor Grand D. of C. V. Ex. Comp. D. C. Kerr (Acting) Grand Organist R. Ex. Comp. C. Meunier (Acting) Grand Outer Guard The above Officers were assisted by: R. Ex. Comp. J. C. L. McKeand, Rt. Ex. Comp. C. Vickers, R. Ex. Comp, Cedric C. Dale, R. Ex. Comp. Fred Horton, R. Ex. Comp. W. J. Boston. R. Ex. Comp. Jim Massey, R. Ex. Comp. Frank Park, R. Ex. Comp. Grant Garrioch, R, Ex. Comp. Earl McKeever, R. Ex. Comp. Gideon J. Purcell, R. Ex. Comp. Jack Magee, R. Ex. Comp. W. McKinstry, R. Ex. Comp, H. Tootill, R. Ex. Comp. Ralph Gostlin, R. Ex. Comp. Morley H. Hancock, V. Ex. Comp. G. Saunders, V. Ex. Comp. R. W. Featherston, V. Ex. Comp. Arthur G. Humphries, V. Ex. Comp. A. V. Williams, V. Ex. Comp. Ed Cowden, V. Ex. Comp. R. Newton, V. Ex. Comp. J. Poulton, V. Ex. Comp. John E. Yaeger, . Ex. Comp. Ernie Humphreys, Ex. Comp. Victor R. DeWitt, Ex. Comp. Robert N. DeMayo, Ex. Comp. Donald C. Struts, Ex. Comp. Perry A. Gare. Grand Chapter was opened in Ample Form at 2:30 p.m., when the Grand First Principal, M. Ex. Comp. W. H. Sproule, announced that this Especial Convocation had been called for the purpose of dedicating the Chapter Rooms in Ottawa Temple for the use of Carleton Chapter No. 16 and Ottawa Chapter No. 222. Grand Chapter was called off for a period of sufficient time to perform the ceremony of Dedication. It was then called on and closed by M. Ex. Comp. W. H. Sproule in Ample Form at 4:20 p.m. R. EX. COMP. FREDERICK C. CONLEY, (Seal) Grand Scribe E. 6 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA PROCEEDINGS GRAND CHAPTER OF ROYAL ARCH MASONS OF CANADA IN THE PROVINCE OF ONTARIO The One Hundred and Nineteenth Annual Convocation of the Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of Canada in the Province of Ontario was held in the Sheraton-Brock Hotel, Niagara Falls, Canada, on 28, 29„ 30, April, 1977. M. Ex. Comp. William H. Sproule Grand Z. ^ rmnd R. Ex. Comp. Aube L. Weisman Grand H. V r ^„„"j| R. Ex. Comp. Frederick Scott Grand J. J ^ ouncn PAST GRAND Z.'s M. Ex. Comp. John M. Burden, M. Ex. Comp. A. G. N. Bradshaw, M. Ex. Comp. John L. House, M. Ex. Comp. Bruce H. Smith, M. Ex. Comp. Charles W. Emmett, M. Ex. Comp. Fraser Hay, M. Ex. Comp. James E. Girven, M. Ex. Comp. Fred W. D. Welham, M. Ex. Comp. Leo J. Gent, M. Ex. Comp. W. S. Thomson. GRAND CHAPTER OFFICERS— Elected 1976 R. Ex. Comp. Clarence A. Faulkner Grand Chaplain R. Ex. Comp. John E. Richardson Grand Treasurer R. Ex. Comp. Frederick C. Conley Grand Scribe E. R. Ex. Comp. John F. Murdock Grand Scribe N. R. Ex. Comp. Thomas W. Carter Grand Principal Sojourner R. Ex. Comp. James Wood Grand Registrar EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE— Honourary R. Ex. Comp, F. Carl Ackert, R. Ex. Comp. Lloyd B. Gillespie, R. Ex. Comp. James W. Woodland, R. Ex. Comp. George E. Turner, R. Ex. Comp. Maarten van Wamelen. EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE— Elected R, Ex. Comp. Edward M. Marshall, R. Ex. Comp. Edward W. Elcombe, R. Ex. Comp. Oliver T. Flint, R. Ex. Comp. Gordon H. Stuart, R. Ex. Comp. Clifford J. Meunier. EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE— Appointed R. Ex. Comp. John C. Ferguson, R. Ex. Comp. Gordon A. Braby, R. Ex. Comp. Ernest L. Goodman, R. Ex. Comp. James C. L. McKeand, R. Ex. Comp. Arthur S. Haley. GRAND SUPERINTENDENTS— 1976-77 St. Clair District No. 1 R. Ex. Comp. Marwood Alexander Fletcher London District No. 2 R. Ex. Comp. Edward S. P. Carson Wilson District No. 3 R. Ex. Comp. Arne Jensen Zabell Wellington District No. 4 R. Ex. Comp. John William Long Hamilton District No. 5 R. Ex. Comp. Percy A. B. Barr Huron District No. 6 R. Ex. Comp. Walter Neable Niagara District No. 7 R. Ex. Comp. Allyn Ralph Fast Toronto East District No. 8 R. Ex. Comp. Harvey John Wilson Toronto West District No. 8A R. Ex. Comp. George Hinchliff Georgian District No. 9 R. Ex. Comp. George Wm. Campbell Ontario District No. 10 R. Ex. Comp. Jack Gordon Magee Prince Edward District No. 11 R. Ex. Comp. James H. York St. Lawrence District No. 12 R. Ex. Comp. Ralph L. Gostlin Ottawa District No. 13 R. Ex. Comp. Frank Archibald Simpson Algoma District No. 14 R. Ex. Comp. C. A. Hellstrom New Ontario District No. 15 R. Ex. Comp. Reginald Bizley Temiskaming District No. 16 R. Ex. Comp. Lloyd H. Netherton ANNUAL CONVOCATION, NIAGARA FALLS, 1977 7 GRAND CHAPTER OPENED A constitutional number of Chapters being represented by their qualified officers, the One Hundred and Nineteenth Annual Convocation of the Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of Canada in the Province of Ontario was opened in Ample Form at 10:00 a.m. The Grand First Principal M. Ex. Comp. William H. Sproule wel- comed all present and announced that all Royal Arch Masons, in good standing and propery vouched for, would be made welcome. DISTINGUISHED GUESTS The following Distinguished Guests were formally introduced by the Grand Director of Ceremonies, V. Ex. Comp. Peter K. Taylor, assisted by R. Ex. Comp. Edward M. Marshall and assistants: 1. DELAWARE— M. Ex. Grand High Priest, James E. Peo, Grand First Principal of Delaware. 2. ILLINOIS— M. Ex. Grand High Priest, Rev. Norman C. Miller, Grand First Principal of Illinois. 3. INDIANA— M. Ex. Grand High Priest, William G. Howard, Grand First Principal of Indiana. 4. MARYLAND— M. Ex. Grand High Priest, Norman G. Williams, Grand First Principal of Maryland. 5. MASSACHUSETTS— M. Ex. Past Grand High Priest, Lane E. Wheaton, representing M. Ex. Comp. Ralph Duncan, Grand First Principal of Massachusetts, accompanied by — R. Ex. Comp. Bob Homberg, Grand Secretary; R. Ex. Comp. A. L. Morin, Grand Cap- tain of the Host; R. Ex. Comp. John D. Dorr, Past Grand King; Ex. Comp. Frank A. Adragna, Grand Master of 3rd Veil. 6. MICHIGAN— M. Ex. Grand High Priest, I. S. Burnham, Grand First Principal of Michigan, accompanied by — M. Ex. Comp. Charles Rademaker, Past Grand High Priest; Ex. Comp. R. G. Shumaker, Grand Master of 1st Veil; Ex. Comp. Paul Johnston, Grand Master of 3rd Veil. 7. NEW BRUNSWICK— M. Ex. Comp. Herman MacDonald, Immediate Grand First Principal of New Brunswick. 8. NEW HAMPSHIRE— M. Ex. Grand High Priest, J. Lawrence Hall, Grand First Principal of New Hampshire. 9. NEW YORK— M. Ex. Grand High Priest, C. Keith Colburn, Grand First Principal of New York accompanied by R. Ex. Comp. Rev. Don Markham, Grand Chaplain of New York. 10. NOVA SCOTIA, PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND, NEWFOUNDLAND and LABRADOR— M. Ex. Grand High Priest, Charles T. Burgess, Grand First Principal. 11. GRAND PRIORY— Representing the Sovereign Great Priory of Canada of the United Orders of Malta and the Temple — M. Em. Knight, Charles E. Wells. 12. ROYAL AND SELECT MASTERS— M. 111. Comp. Edward H. Logan, Grand Master, Grand Council of Royal and Select Masters of Ontario. 13. HIGH PRIESTHOOD— M. Ex. Grand President, W. B. Chalcraft, Grand Council of the order of High Priesthood of Ontario. 14. SCOTTISH RITE: 111. Bro. Dr. C. A. Sankey, representing the Sovereign Grand Commander of Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry of Canada. 8 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA PROCEEDINGS 15. RED CROSS OF CONSTANTINE— M. 111. Grand Sovereign, Harold D. Gleave, of the Masonic and Military Order of Knights of the Red Cross of Constantine, accompanied by — R. Ex. Comp. G. 0. Smith, Grand Recorder of Knights of the Red Cross of Constantine. 16. RHODE ISLAND— M. Ex. Grand High Priest, William C. Crowther, Grand First Principal of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations. 17. VIRGINIA— M. Ex. Grand High Priest, Perry D. Mowbray, Grand First Principal of Virginia. 18. QUEBEC — M. Ex. Companion Ernest Cassidy, Grand First Principal of Quebec accompanied bv — M. Ex. Comp. Wilfrid Laurier Mac- donald, past Grand First Princ; M. Ex. Comp. John Nayler, past Grand First Principal; M. Ex. Comp. Geoffrey Lessard, past Grand First Principal. 19. GRAND LODGE— M. Wor. Bro. E. W. Nancekvell, Grand Master, Grand Lodge of Ontario. Our Grand Z., M. Ex. Comp. William H. Sproule, personally greeted each distinguished visitor when presented. They were then escorted to their chair on the platform by R. Ex. Comp. Aube. L. Weisman and M. Ex. Comp. W. S. Thomson, who acted for R. Ex. Comp. Fred Scott. These, our Distinguished Visitors, were accorded Grand Honours led by our Grand N., R. Ex. Comp. John F. Murdoch. M. Wor. Bro. Eric W. Nancekivell was personally welcomed by M. Ex. Comp. William H. Sproule. He expressed his personal welcome and that of all Companions to our Grand Master who had taken time from his verv heavy schedule to be with us at our Grand Convocation. Our Grand Master was accorded Grand Honours led by R. Ex. Comp. John F. Murdoch. M. Ex. Comp. Sproule personally escorted our Grand Master to his chair. The Flags of Canada and the United States were presented at the Altar and placed on the platform. The National Anthems of the two countries were then sung. M. Ex. Comp. W. H. Sproule introduced our Grand Master and asked him to speak to our Companions. ADDRESS OF NT WOR. BRO, ERIC W. NANCEKIVELL M. Ex. Comp. William H. Sproule, Officers and Members of Grand Chapter Royal Arch Masons of Canada in the Province of Ontario, Distinguished Guests: I bring you greetings from the Grand Lodge of Canada in the Province of Ontario. It is indeed a great pleasure for me to be present at this 119th Annual Convocation. Last year I was Grand Senior Sojourner, but because of other commitments I was unable to attend Grand Chapter when I should have been present, and I am therefore especially pleased to be here at this time. It is very pleasing to see so many guests from other parts of Canada and particularly from the United States, including several Grand High Priests of their respective jurisdictions. I like to think of the border which separates our two countries as a cellophane border, that is, it cannot be seen and it can hardly be felt. I am proud and pleased to recognize many here active in Royal Arch Masonry who are also very active in our Craft Lodges. Royal Arch Masonry to me is a beautiful embellishment of Craft Masonry and it is a great privilege for all of us to work in this fine branch of ANNUAL CONVOCATION, NIAGARA FALLS, 1977 9 York Rite Masonry. However, I urge you all, and I know that M. E. Comp. Bill Sproule has stressed this this year, to remain active in your Craft Lodges — these are the basic units of our Great Fraternity and should not be neglected by those who have broadened their Masonic knowledge in York Rite or Scottish Rite bodies. Most Worshipful Bro. Stanley Maxwell, Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Massachusetts tells the story which illustraes a point: There was a rooster going down the road and he found a pair of ostrich eggs. With his foot, he eased the eggs over towards the hen house, and when the chickens appeared he said to them "Girls, I am not complaining — I just want you to see what others have done." Our principal officers in Grand Chapter are showing an admirable example in this regard, and I admire them for it. LP. Gr. Z. Thomson, S.W. of Hamilton Lodge; Gr. Z. Sproule, W.M. of the Mt. Moriah; Gr. 2nd Pr. Weisman, S.W. of the Mt, Moriah, and Gr. 3rd Pr. Fred Scott is a P.D.D.G.M. in Hamilton District A. (and by the way, nice to see you back to health again and able to take a full part in Masonic activities, Rt. Ex. Comp. Scott). Most Wor. Bro. William K. Bailey has a story which would seem to be apropos at this time. "A chicken and a pig were walking down the street one day when, on passing the door of a restaurant, the beau- iful aroma of bacon and eggs came through to them. The chicken said to the pig "let's go in and have some", to which the pig answered, "No way! To you, bacon and eggs represents only a token donation, but to me it means total commitment." As a doctor, when we talk about a man being committed, we usually mean being sent involuntarily to a mental institution, but Companions, in the other connotation of the word, that is commitment which implies an obligation, we who are here today are all committed to that great Broherhood, that great Fraternity which is Masonry, and this includes Craft Lodge Masonry, Royal Arch Masonry and all other ramifications of our Organization. We are committed to the great moral precepts of Masonry, to the great purpose of imparting the light of Masonic knowledge, Masonic truth, to others in order to carry out our avowed intent of making good men better. When a man becomes a Mason, he has committed himself to a life of fellowship with his brother Masons, a life of service to others, a life consistent with the 2ims and precepts of our Great Order, a life which is designed, beautifully designed, to make him a better man and as he advances in the Order, to help to make others better men also. He has also, if he is not a Mason in name only and if he takes his various obligations seriously, pledged to live in a way which demonstrates his firm and unshakeable belief in a Supreme Being whch controls his destiny, and in the Immortality of the Soul. His commitment (our commitment) then encompasses these three great principles — the Brotherhood of man, the Fatherhood of God, and the Immortality of the Soul, a life in the great hereafter in what we refer to as the Grand Lodge Above. A Mason is committed to being exemplary in the discharge of his civil duties, i.e. to obey the law (legally constituted authority). He is pledged to be a law abiding citizen not only in his own country but even in a country where he happens to be visiting. We as Masons are also committed to observe the four Cardinal Virtues — Temperance. Fortitude, Prudence and Justice, as well as other excellences of character such as secrecy, fidelity and obedience, as well as truth, honour and virtue. These are lofty precepts, brethren, and such we are bound by oath to observe. 10 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA PROCEEDINGS As a Mason progresses through the ranks of his lodge or chapter, G.L. or G.Ch., so his commitment to the Craft increases, i.e. his obliga- tion to live up to our high moral principles and to impart to others newer in the Craft these same lofty precepts. These great assembles of Masons such as we are participating in today offer us a glorious opportunity to commit ourselves anew, to re- dedicate our lives to Masonry, the greatest Secular Moral Institution that has ever existed. I find personally that I never come away from such Convocations without a great uplift of the spirit, a fresh new enthusiasm for matters Masonic, and I hope and trust that each of you may feel this same grand feeling and, with me, feel re-committed, re-dedicated to the truly beautiful Way of Life which is Masonry. PRESENTATION OF GRAND Z/s M. Ex. Comp. William H. Sproule requested the Grand Scribe E. to read the names of our Grand Z.'s in order of Seniority and asked that they approach the altar. The following answered the call: M. Ex. Comp. B. H. Smith M. Ex. Comp. C. W. Emmett M. Ex. Comp. F. Hay, M.D. M. Ex. Comp. J. E. Girven M. Ex. Comp. F. W. D. Welham M. Ex. Comp. L. J. Gent M. Ex. Comp. W. S. Thomson These Most Worthy Companions were warmly welcomed by our Grand Z. He stated that their advice was frequently sought by him and always given. He depended on their assistance to further the work of our Grand Jurisdiction. He regretted that M. Ex. Comp. J. M. Bur- den, M. Ex. Comp. A. G. N. Bradshaw and M. Ex. Comp. J. L. House were unable to be present. He directed the Grand Scribe E. to send them a card stating that they were missed. M. Ex. Comp. B. H. Smith responded on behalf of the Grand Z.'s, assuring the Grand First Principal that he could rely on their continued support. Grand Honours was extended to these Most Worthy Companions. They were then requested to resume their seats in the East. REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON FRATERNAL DEAD Most Excellent Sirs and Companions: It is with a sad heart I perform my duties this morning as during the calendar year of 1976 I have to report to you 473 of our Companions have passed to Grand Chapter Above. 20 of these held Grand Chapter Rank; also 18 of Past Grand Rank was reported to us from our Sister Juridictions. My heart was further saddened when I arrived here yes- terday to hear that Companion Stewart Gilmour, D.S.A., the Scribe E. of Carleton Chapter had passed away on his way here to Grand Chapter. I had the pleasure of Dedicating to the Chapter's use during our dedica- tion ceremonies of the Chapter Room at Ottawa the light pedestals and the new Altar that Companion Gilmour and his sons had made for the new Chapter Room. Truly a devoted and true Mason. We shall never forget his contribution to Royal Arch Masonry. It has been requested that in lieu of floral donations that donations be made to Ottawa Temple Building Fund in his memory. We shall now rise while I deliver our Invocation Prayer. ANNUAL CONVOCATION, NIAGARA FALLS, 1977 11 MEMORIAL SERVICE By the Grand Chaplain Rt. Ex. Comp. Clarence A. Faulkner INVOCATION PRAYER Dear God and Creator of all Mankind; We gather here today to pay respect to those of us who are now in your presence. We know that they are skilled craftsmen true and trusty and well worthy of a place in the Grand Chapter Above. Grant them God; Eternal peace and Happiness, and a seat in thy presence for evermore. Amen. Today we pause again to remember those who just yesterday it seems were here with us and since we saw them last, have laid down their working tools to answer the call of the most high. (So ask ye not for whom the bell tolls; because it tolls for you as well as for him who answered its call; and be ye not sad at their departure lest the day of your departure be also sad; because this day they are in the presence of God.) HYMN "Faith of our Fathers" (Tune: St. Catherine). As the setting sun passes from mortal view so have they who have left their mortal toils; passed from our sight into the presence of God. As the sun lights up the sky after it has passed on its way: so does the light of Masonry that they have immortalized throughout their time; light up our lives each day: and instill in our hearts an eternal memory of them. We find in the Book of St. John, Chapter Eleven, Verses 25 and 26 where Jesus made the following statement: I am the resurrection and the life, he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live, and whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die. Again in Chapter Twelve, verses 26 to 28 he said: If any man serveth me let him follow me: and where I am there shall also my ser- vant be; if any man serve me, him will my father honour. Now my soul is troubled; and what shall I say, Father save me ^rom this hour; But for this cause came I unto this hour. Verses 35 and 36. Then Jesus said unto them: Yet a little while is the light with you. Walk while you have the light, Lest darkness come upon you. For he that walketh in Darkness Knoweth not where he goeth While ye have the light, believe in the light That you may be Children of the light. For those for whom we pause to remember, their search for light has been rewarded for this day we know that it is God's promise to those who follow him that they shall be rewarded with a seat in his presence. The discovery of the light of Masonry is Symbolical of the discovery of the light of life. Masonry holds high the light of understanding be- tween Man and Man and points to that great light of Masonry as the rule, by which all men should live. For the faithful, Death is but a transition from Mortal to Spiritual. Closing Hymn: "Blest be the tie that binds." DEATHS — 1976 1 Ancient Frontenac & Cataraqui — W. H. Watson, M. L. Davy, A. Hayes, L. Smith, T. H. Moyst, H. J. Sloan, J. M. Doucette, C. Churchill. 2 The Hiram— G. O. Elmendorf, E. E. Morrow. 12 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA PROCEEDINGS 4 St. Andrew & St. John — C. A. Rogers, J. Robinson, W R. Henry. 5 St. George's — G. J. Carswell, R. Wise, A. Hassan, C. Simmonds. 6 St. John's— W. A. Behrle, R. H. Pettigrew, J. E. Richardson. 7 Moira— D. Moxom, N. MacDonald, H. T. Adams, C. Beatty, S. C. Else. 8 King Solomon's — E. H. Duthie, W. L. Brown, F. L. Meisner, J. V. Scrimber, J. H. Williamson, W. R. Shaw, A. E. Percival. 15 Wawanosh — J. F. Newton, R. Collum, E. J. B. Harrison, M. A. Sparling, R. A. Brandon, E. W. Drinkwater, R. F. McAllister, D. A. Paterson. 16 Carleton— T. W. Bullock, H. C. Hogarth, W. B. Graham, K. H. W. Young, J. S. H. Taylor, P. F. Jackson, R. P. Wright, P. S. Scott, H. R. Rabb, E. B. Lunam, H. J. Peters, K. D. Warren, B. Krugal, A. S. I. Smith, W. E. Boyle. 18 Oxford— A. W. Massie, M. P. Smith, E. Buckridge, W. W. Tullock, C. Parker, K. Lindsay. 19 Mount Moriah — R. B. Spencer, E. R. Vansickle, J. A. Jackson. 20 Mount Horeb— R. W. E. McFadden, W. D. Feely, A. H. Boddy, G. M. Dickson. 22 Grenville — J. R. L. Hodgson, A. H. Adams. 23 Ezra— H. P. Innis, C. L. Hillard, E. D. Mabee, C. F. Goode. 24 Teeumseh— W. A. Wilson, F. Walker, D. M. Ross, F. G. Lightbourne. 26 St. Mark's— A. Van Allen. 27 Manitou— N. Holden, G. Gill 28 Pentapha— G. H. A. Suddard, W. R. Brown, L. W. Wilson, W. Grose, I. M. Greenway, R. T. Fitches, D. R. Napier. 30 Huron— M. Allan, M. J. Ainslie, M. W. Cox, D. A. Campbell. 31 Prince Edward — J. Pearce. 32 Waterloo— W. M. Bell, W. I. Robb, W. G. Ireland, G. W. Spring, L. J. Taggart, H. Morley. 34 Signet— E. R. Knightley, H. J. Walker. 36 Corinthian— G. A. Salkeld, W. T. Regan, H. Foster, H. R. Reid, L. M. Brooks, D. D. Grant, C. E. Quick. 37 Victoria— D. C. MacKenzie, W. E. Cripps. 40 Guelph— W. W. Swindell, W. W. Tyson, H. B. Sharpe, G. L, Britton, G. M. Elliott. 41 Harris — P. M. Graham, E. A. Ramrattan, E. H. Chamberlain. 44 Mount Sinai — R. E. Sexsmith, N. F. Jackson, L. N. Wagar. 45 Excelsior— W. W. Mutton, K. A. McQuoid, J. A. B. Wilson. 46 St. James— F. Huff. 47 Wellington— H. English, A. S. Hill. 53 Bruce— J. C. Reid. 54 Palestine— G. T. Kennedy, J. H. Byway, H. F. Newman, A. B. Howard, G. Cross, P. Bruce, H. E. McKellar, T. J. Gilmour. 55 Niagara— F. L. Thomson, R. E. Kirkby, G. Schultz. 56 Georgian — J. C. Blackstone, W. Matzanke. 57 King Hiram— A. E. Wegrich, H. W. Kern, E. J. Campbell, C. E. Fretz, J. Holstead. 59 Sussex-St. Lawrence — B. E. Lloyd, D. A. Maclver, W. R. Wenborn, G. M. Scott, L. B. Cowan, H. E. Campbell. ANNUAL CONVOCATION, NIAGARA FALLS, 1977 13 62 York— T. C. Clark, W. H. Delaney. 63 Havelock— M. M. W. McGaw. 64 Willson— L. R. Pattison, W. H. Shephard, A. W. Harley, H. E. Bell. 66 Malloch — C. A. Barber. 67 Enterprise— K. Hall. 69 Grimsby— G. A. J. Winter. 72 Keystone— J. H. Moore, T. W. Beatty. 73 Erie— J. F. West, F. Harrison. 75 St. Clair— G. A. King, W. H. Smellie. 76 Mount Nebo— W. E. Weare, G. E. French, W. C. Pretty, O. G. Gregg, I. Turner. 77 Occident— A. A. Daniels, R. Brechin, T. S. Patterson, R. G. Leth- bridge, J. Tait. 78 Minnewawa — G. Ratz. 79 Orient— E. S. McDougall, W. P. Gruer, S. J. N. Magwood. 80 Ark — L. Vannon, H. G. Crouchman, W. Doran, G. W. Kennedy, J. A. Loo. 82 Shuniah— W. Banks, E. M. Johnston, E. A. Kiiskilo, F. J. Smith, L. W. Ibey. 83 Ionic— W. F. R. Stubbs, W. E. Clowes. 84 Lebanon — T. A. Currie, C. Hodgins, N. E. Keating. 88 NacNabb— J. H. Smith. 90 Golden— V. B. Anderson, J. D. MacDonald, A. R. Warde. 91 Toronto-Antiquity — A. Innes, A. Lay, J. R. McAuley, J. Thomson, J. K. Bailey, J. C. D. Short, H. W. Powell. 94 Midland— E. G. Scott, H. W. Sharpe. 95 Tuscan— R. Thrush, A. F. Killah, G. A. Hutchison, G. T. Quigley, M. G. Patterson, N. C. Whitmell, N. G. Ruff, B. A. Campbell, H. H. Power. 102 Algonquin— N. H. Strand, R. R. Williamson, R. A. Peterson, N. C. Smith, R. Venn, C. H. Yeomans. 103 St. John's— D. T. McGuire, S. E. Dewey, A. Pace, W. J. Durrill, B. H. Cooper. 104 White Oak— C. E. Snowball. 110 Warkworth — A. U. Wartman, C. F. Simpson. 112 St. John's— F. E. Dafoe. 113 Covenant^-R. F. Atchison, C. A. Cattamach, B. T. Yates, R. A. Hodgins, H. I. Sheets, S. J. Hubbard, W. Vipond, J. A. Poirier. 114 Bonnechere — G. D. Stone, A. R. Headrick. 115 Brant— A. S. Dunton, G. L. Foulds, A. W. Mulloy. 116 Maple— J. H. Ebbs, E. R. Fee. 117 Kitchener— J. R. Westcott. 119 King Cyrus— C. F. Corlet, J. A. Ward. 129 Elliott— W. Aberhart, F. C. Walker. 130 Chantry— M. Mclver, R. A. Baker, W. Saunders, W. MacDonald. 131 Amabel— I. L. Inglis. 14 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA PROCEEDINGS 132 Leeds— W. G. Tryon, F. H. Sceviour. 133 St. Francis— A. L. Lang, R. L. Shields, W. F. Miskelly, N. A. Mad- dock, W. Saville, S. B. Hall. 135 Succoth — J. M. Low, S. M. Sweetman. 138 Shekinah— C. C. Hutchison, W. W. Clothier, T. J. Pounder, I. C. Binkley, W. J. Marshall, T. Benson, J. M. Chaban, A. J. Veberer, J. A. Gawley, C. A. Nicol. 140 Fort William— C. W. Cracknell, W. F. Shapton, W. T. Biggar, W. S. Shaver, W. C. Dagg. 143 Glengarry — J. L. Mcintosh. 144 Prequ'ile— K. McQuoid. 145 The St. Patrick— F. Lucas, H. W. R. Oaten, B. S. Wemp, S. B. Watson, W. T. Hatton. 147 Lucknow — T. M. Anderson. 148 St. John's— J. L. Scovil, C. E. T. Cotton, W. L. Barnes. 149 Atwood — P. Mclnnes. 150 London— G. N. Hutchinson, D. McPhee, C. T. Sutherland. 151 Laurentian — C. A. Bailey. 152 Alberton— N. W. Love, W. L. Elliott. 155 Ancaster — H. J. Haste, J. G. Myers, J. E. Richardson. 161 Madoc— R. McCoy. 167 Kitchikewana — B. J. Brownell, A. Majdell, M. Wagg, H. J. Cleaver, C. H. Gosselin, A. A. Howie, D. C. Cull. 168 Ionic— E. G. Tinney, E. G. Stanbury, R. A. Connor, D. Plunkett, W. F. Scott, T. G. Bernier. 175 The Hamilton— W. A. Laidlaw, W. P. Mitchell, D. C. McLean, E, S. McDougall. 184 Hugh Murray — J. A. Clark. 195 Peel— H. Spratt, R. B. Matson, J. Cleminson, F. G. Fannin, J. W. Elley. 198 Couchiching — A. J. Gardiner, D. C. Town. 205 Victoria— J. L. Wills, W. E. Cameron, E. Ghikadis. 210 Kitchener— H. B. Geiger. 212 Mount Sinai— N. Phillips, N. B. Mindlin, K. C. Craven. 213 Northern Lights— A. J. Tomlinson, E. A. F. Day, J. Arnot, W. Dundas, L. Buck, W. F. Morgan, J. A. Cronmiller. 214 Vimy— A. McLean. 215 Mimico— R. Tait, G. C. Mercer, G. B. Stark, W. H. Painter, F. F. Cox, M. Clark, D. S. Thompson, W. Kyle. 217 St. Alban's— C. W. Rogers, A. E. Neill, J. C. Abbott, L. J. Scrutton, C. L. Brown. 218 Prince Edward— F. M. Claridge. 220 Lebanon— J. Crabbe. ANNUAL CONVOCATION, NIAGARA FALLS, 1977 15 222 Ottawa— D. R. Kennedy, W. L. Elworthy, M. J. Smith, J. A. Mur- dock, J. H. Gibson, H. O. Swanson, W. D. Burnie, E. Z. Skaff. 223 Abitibi— A. E. Morley, H. T. Beaton Sr. 224 Keystone — P. M. Bruce, J. H. Creasey, J. M. Gunion. 225 Beaver— T. W. Wright. 226 Prince of Wales— R. H. Gamble, A. E. Kirkham, J. E. Buchanan. 227 Quinte Friendship — C. R. Churchill, H. Aseltine, W. E. Lidster, A. G. Cooper, J. W. Haggis, S. McDougall, G. F. Wellman, J. D. Pickell. 230 Port Credit— D. J. McKee. 231 St. Clair— A. Howie, H. L. Martyn, H. Powell, C. S. Else. 232 King Cyrus— C. 0. De Witt, R. Belyea, E. R. Bailey. 233 Oakwood— J. Burns. 234 Halton— H. Atkinson, W. H. Smellie. 235 Aurora — R. Ash, F. Curtis, 0. B. Harris. 236 Caledonia— G. R. Cruickshank. 238 The St. Andrew— E. C. Smith, F. A. Marsh, W. R. Knight, L. W. Burns. 241 University— A. A. Kinghorn, P. A. T. Sneath. 242 St. Paul's— G. U. Howell, J. K. Crinklaw, A. E. Duffield. 246 Humber— R. H. B. Taylor, H. E. Harrison, J. Boak, E. Worgan, J. C. Yeatman. 249 Palestine— L. A. Parker, T. V. Gaye. 250 Thomas Peter's^. F. Ross, C. P. Dickie, D. Cooper. 251 Kirkland— H. H. Boyd. 252 Hiawath — C. Camano, H. G. Cranmer, T. W. Huggins. 254 Golden Star — V. B. Anderson, A. Lantz. 255 Tillsonburg— C. H. Essettine. 257 Espanola— G. W. Toombs. 258 Tyrian— J. W. Dixon, E. V. Thompson. 260 Centennial— A. G. Reed. 261 Sguin— J. A. Kerr. 262 King David — J. E. Richardson. NIAGARA DISTRICT NO. 7 ADDRESS OF WELCOME To the Most Excellent, the Grand First Principal, Officers and Members of the Grand Chapter, Royal Arch Masons of Canada. The First Principals of the Chapters in Niagara District No. 7, welcome you to Niagara Falls on the occasion of the 119th Annual Convocation of Grand Chapter. To our Visitors from the Republic to the South, we extend a very sincere welcome. It is always a pleasure to offer fraternal greetings to those who come from another country, and we trust that the fraternal ties will bind us closer. We also extend a sincere welcome to the representatives of the other Grand Bodies in Masonry, and to all Companions, who come from all parts of Canada, to attend the Convocation. 16 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA PROCEEDINGS We have expended considerable effort to make your stay among us pleasant and memorable. The deliberations of this Convocation will surely benefit the members of the Royal Craft and we hope that at some future time, we may be able to again welcome you to this jurisdic- tion. Signed on behalf of the Chapters of Niagara District, No. 7: NORMAN FARRINGTON, General Chairman MANSELL J. OVEREND, Mt. Moriah No. 19, St. Catharines ERIC STABLER, McCallum No. 29, Dunnville ROBERT W. HILL, Niagara No. 55, Niagara-on-the-Lake DOUGLAS SHIBLEY, King Hiram No. 57, Port Colborne M. J. WHYTE, Willson No. 64, Welland W. W. GLAUS, Grimsby No. 69, Grimsby S. TERRY McKAY, Mt. Nebo No. 76, Niagara Falls VICTOR W. OZOL, Hugh Murray No. 184, Fort Erie GRANT E. ELLIS, Smithville No. 240, Smithville G. FLOYD HUGHES, Secretary to Grand Superintendent, Niagara District, No. 7 ALLYN R. FAST, Grand Superintendent, Niagara District, No. 7 NORMAN FARRINGTON, General Chairman A. R. FAST, Grand Superintendent COMMITTEE OF CREDENTIALS R. Ex. Comp. James W. Woodland, Chairman of the Credentials Committee, reported that there are 155 warranted Chapters on the roll of Grand Chapter of which 141 Chapters were represented by the follow- ing: 1 H. Babcock (Proxy), R. L. Gostlin, R. Pickell, D. Dale, P.Z.'s. 2 H. B. Morrison, Z.; W. Guy, J.; E. M. Marshall, J. Neill, A. T. Fuller., W. B. Sixsmith, W. J. Curtis, A. W. Fuller, P.Z.'s. 3 J. A. Finch, Z.; J. Sneddon, H.; W. Ragin, P.Z. 4 W. O. Newton, H. McCaw, P. Emslie, J. C. Lyttle, P.Z.'s. 5 J. F. Murdoch (Proxy), M. McRae, R. V. West, P.Z.'s. 6 L. Levitt (Proxy), F. Scott, P. Hirst, A. Wilson, J. Brownlie, P.Z.'s. 7 H. Jeffs, J.; F. Rodgers, M. Hancock, W. A. Demsey, E. W. Harri- son, H. T. Bankier, P.Z.'s. 8 P. Andres, Z.; J. Wickens, H.; D. Gold, J.; H. J. Wilson, H. Iince, D. Armstrong, T. Middelton, D. Slean, P.Z.'s. 15 M. Nield, Z.; R. Cadwallader, E. E. Bredin, A. Steele, L. McKay. H. Keam, P.Z.'s. 16 A. B. Sewell (Proxy), C. J. Meunier, L. Gillespie, G. Laing, C. Vickers, D. W. McDuffee, M. R. Hughson, E. J. J. Jackson, H. Bur- master, P.Z.'s. 19 M. Overend, Z.; G. A. Campbell, J.; C. M. Porter, E. Greer, W. Pharoah, L. Pharoah, J. L. Runnalls, C. A. Sankey, F. Chess, W\ Anderson, P.Z.'s. 20 L. North, Z.; A. J. Zabell, P.Z. 23 N. W. Card (Proxy), J. H. Johnston, J. W. Moore, P.Z.'s. ANNUAL CONVOCATION, NIAGARA FALLS, 1977 17 24 S. McTavish, Z.; P. D. Armstrong, Geo. Smith, B. A. Mennie, W. B. May, W. O'Hara, F. Heard, P.Z.'s. 26 G. Cowan, Z.; W. Turton, F. Bowman, L. A. Coward, A. McDonald, P.Z.'s. 27 W. R. Oldham, Z.; J. A. Kilsby, R. A. Barker, B. M. Conron, P.Z.'s. 28 A. Rubin, Z.; R. Kruger, H.; J. G. Magee, H. 0. Flintoff, R. E. Temperton, W. E. McKinstry, E. Flutter, L. F. Smth, F. Manos, P.Z.'s. 29 J. Livingston (Proxy) P.Z. 30 L. Harrison, Z.; C. McCue, J.; L. Boyce (Proxy), S. Wheeler, W. M. Cameron, P.Z.'s. 31 R. Stone, Z.; R. W. Wood, H.; J. Gray, J. York, D. King, P.Z.'s. 32 J. Kroezen, H.; B. Freer, P.Z. 34 F. Campbell, Z.; E. W. Campbell, D. Odishaw, G. O. Smith, P.Z.'s. 35 B. Box (Proxy), J. Dewsbury, P.Z.'s. 36 A. Mortlock, Z.; R. Mathews, C. Bedford, P.Z.'s. 37 E. J. McKeaver, P.Z. 40 0. T. Flint (Proxy), J. C. Boswell, P.Z.'s. 41 J. Boniface, H.; L. Barrett, L. Mansfield, F. Smith, J. Ferguson, P.Z.'s. 44 W. H. Lyon, Z. 46 J. Puttock, Z.; W. F. McKay, H.; C. E. Dunseith, R. J. Aitcheson, P.Z.'s. 47 W. A. Evans (Proxy) P.Z. 48 G. Finney, W. Rainey, P.Z.'s. 53 B. Thompson (Proxy), T. Hayes, D. Johnson, P.Z.'s. 54 H. Clark, Z.; H. C. Evans, R. Jackson, J. Swindell, J. Zegers, J. Cunningham, P.Z.'s. 55 H. Hill, Z.; E. W. Aldridge, H.; J. Wiebe, K. Woodhouse, S. Welstead, D. Weaver, A. J. Brown, R. Purney, S. Knox, P.Z.'s. 56 J. G. Cruickshank (Proxy), G. Matthias, P.Z.'s. 57 W. Cooper (Proxy), L. D. Winn, T. Ivan, C. R. Smallbone, D. Bar- low, K. R. Radford, D. Penwarden, P.Z.'s. 59 M. Laushway, Z.; J. B. Carley, G. H. Gilmer, P.Z.'s. 62 G. D. Rennick, Z.; J. W. Pearce, A. E. Mills, W. J. Grierson, E. J. Francey, J. H. Cook, S. S. Kell, R. Stevenson, P.Z.'s. 63 D. V. Manary, Z.; J. Cox, P.Z. 64 J. C. L. McKeand (Proxy), B. Penwarden, R. Fisher, C. R. Leuty, M. W. Cooper, R. Pearson, P.Z.'s. 66 J. Doig, R. Kercher, G. A. Lauzon, P.Z.'s. 67 F. Johnson (Proxy), R. Robinson, L, E. Morphy, P.Z.'s. 68 R. Abbott, Z.; J. J. Purcell, G. Van Der Vaart, V. Crozier, P.Z.'s. 69 W. Claus, Z.; W. Phillips, H.; L. Charron, J.; S. Yonick, E. Miller, L. Lymburner, F. Branston, C. Travis, G. Dequetteville, C. Brooks, P.Z.'s. 71 L. Crawford, Z.; M. Fletcher, T. Weaver, R. McCagherty, R. Leniuk, R. C. Brushett, G. Bennett, B. Armstrong, P.Z.'s. 72 R. Sills, Z.; D. Fargey, J.; A. Foote, P.Z. 73 G. Newcombe, Z.; P. Lalonde, H. Smith, J. Little, P.Z.'s. 18 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA PROCEEDINGS 74 F. Hendry (Proxy), G. Searson, P.Z.'s. 75 R. Moreau, H.; E. Ramsbottom, J.; P. A. B. Barr (Proxy), E. Joyce, H. Overend, J. R. McPhail, H. E. Zimmerman, A. B. Woodley, S. Chisholm, P.Z.'s. 76 T. McKay, Z.; T. Dewar, H.; R. Birrell, R. Philips, N. Farrington, W. Dunn, P.Z.'s. 77 S. Hall (Proxy), C. W. Emmett, A. Lee, W. Boston, E. K. Hogaboon, J. Woodland, P.Z.'s. 78 A. Bell, Z.; J. Dawson, P.Z. 79 N. Gurr, Z.; K. Hunter, H.; W. Waldron, J.; A. J. Burton, L. L. Querie, J. G. Hallam, G. Vardy, M. H. Poupart, J. A. Janson, M. Clark, P.Z.'s. 80 T. Pape, Z.; H. Tootill, C. Hillman, P.Z.'s. 81 Harry P. Grant (Proxy), Reginald McKie, P.Z.'s. 82 Carl A. Hellstrom, P.Z. 83 Kenneth Baker, H.; W. E. Watson, D. Van Norman, C. W. Easson, Doug Clark, P.Z.'s. 84 James DeZeeuw (Proxy), J. Carman Thompson, P.Z.'s. 88 E. H. Logan, Hugh Dunlop, P.Z.'s. 90 Douglas J. Argent (Proxy), P.Z. 91 Clarence Woolner, J.; John Kline (Proxy), P.Z. 94 Joe Taylor, Z.; George McCombe, Murray Agnew, Stephen E. Tripp, P.Z.'s. 95 G. W. Reed, Z.; W. B. Walker (Proxy), P. E. Fairhall, P.Z.'s. 102 Max Weber, H.; R. Bizley, Robert Beaton, Earl McWilliams, Walter Fleming, Ernest C. Price, J. E. Edgar, P.Z.'s. 103 R. D. McConkey, Z.; R. C. Schmeler, A. J. Scott, A. S. Haley, P.Z.'s. 104 S. R. Amos (Proxy), W. S. Thomson, P.Z.'s. 110 George Savin, H. 113 Brydon Gordon, Z.; T. A. Irwin, W. B. Sixsmith, D. Seller, P.Z.'s. 115 Charles Willton, Z.; W. J. Ferguson, P.Z. 116 Ward Crampton, Z.; George Nobes, J.; M. P. Morris, P.Z. 117 Doug Taylor, Z.; Frank L. Barrett (Prozy), R. Forest-Jones, John Welker, Roderick Brown, William Rees, Ivan Marshall, P.Z.'s. 119 Deane Palmer, J.; John A. Mclntyre, P.Z. 129 Thomas L. Scott, Z.; Lloyd Sorsdahl, Mel A. Stewart, P.Z.'s. 130 Dalton Moffat (Proxy), R. DeLong, James Kennedy, P.Z.'s. 131 G. W. Hotham, H.; William Saranchuck, Glover Boyd, Ross Taylor, M. Nixon, D. R. Davidson, O. Greig, R. J. Coulter, A. E. Hardman, Harvey Bellmore, R. Krueger, Percy Spears, P.Z.'s. 132 George Gibbins, Z. 134 Ron Bivens (Proxy), P.Z. 135 W. J. Morgan, Z.; R. B. Robinson, H.; C. Feasby, H. Baylis, P.Z.'s. 138 Ernest Moyle, Z.; Kenneth G. Williamson, H.; Maarten van Wamelen, M. Hastings, Gordon T. Ferguson, Bernard W. Spencer, W. Boston, P.Z.'s. 140 D. Harcus, P.Z. 143 Charles Craig, Z. 144 John W. D. Broughton, H. ANNUAL CONVOCATION, NIAGARA FALLS, 1977 19 145 James W. Gerrard, H.; R. S. Woodward (Proxy), Lloyd G. Taylor, P.Z.'s. 146 Bruce Steenson (Proxy), J. E. Smith, Walter Neable, P.Z.'s. 150 Murray R. Muir (Proxy), Edward Carson. 151 Melvin Pilatzke (Proxy), F. A. Simpson, M. Griffiths, P.Z.'s. 153 Albert Eagleson, Z.; William Kellett (Proxy), George Eagleson, John Burnett, Thomas Kenny, P.Z.'s. 155 Douglas Mitchell, Z.; Russell Brown (Proxy), Fred Dorr, P.Z.'s. 167 K. E. Morrison (Proxy), George Hofmann, J. R. Newton, A. Settle, H. Wiese, P.Z.'s. 168 Ian McCulloch, Z.; John Roberts, J.; Jack Meier, Roy Ballard, Fred Tredree, P.Z.'s. 169 J. L. Runnals, P.Z. 175 A. Stewart (Proxy), J. R. Dunbar, Jim Rogers, D. A. Rogers, Walter Baldwin, P.Z.'s. 184 Victor Ozol, Z.; Jack Foster, Floyd Hughes, Allyn Fast, P.Z.'s. 195 Basil Fowler, Z.; Charles Gilchrist, H.; Fred Kline, T. Armstrong, W. Sproule, P.Z.'s. 198 D. J. Messenger, Z.; George Evans, H.; G. R. Carter, J.; W. L. Corlett, L. F. Pickering, George Cooke, A. G. Cook, P.Z.'s. 205 M. Atlas, H.; H. Ince, David Hill, Doug Tozer, P.Z.'s. 210 L. H. Prophet (Proxy), H. Humphries, P.Z.'s. 212 Murray Levinter, H.; Sam Edwards, J.; Irving Ingles (Proxy), A. Weisman, Robert Hay, C. Johns, Sam Tennebaum, Jack Ross, James Woodland, Ned Austin, William S. Thomson, P.Z.'s. 213 L. H. Netherton (Proxy), A. E. Minard, H. W. Poole, P.Z.'s. 214 John Randall, Z.; Wayne Melton, H.; Sam Mitchell, B. A. Russell, William J. Currah, Hugh P. Cameron, Alan Campbell, Burton John- son, Hugh McCracken, Wilfred R. Luke, Ross McLean, Stan Mc- Auslan, Harold Colhoun, Russ Wilcox, P.Z.'s. 215 William Accette, Z.; G. H. Stuart, Charles Eggett, William B. Bell, D. C. Reedie, B. J. Rodd, W. S. Cook, W. B. Angst, P.Z.'s. 217 E. W. Elcombe (Proxy), C. C. Kerr, A. H. Baldwin N. F. Brown, E. H. Reid, P.Z.'s. 218 Robert McLaren, Z.; Lloyd Thompson, H.; Clarence Gillis, J.; J. A. Mawdsley, J. A. Doney, P.Z.'s. 219 John Glass, Z.; Edward Conyers, H.; Stephen Pilcher, G. R. Sheard, George Hinchliff, Peter Taylor, P.Z.'s. 220 James R. Dodd, Z.; R. T. Rigby, William Creech, Alex Grant, Percy McGregor, H. M. Jackson, Don Kline, Howard Carr, James Pinchen, Paul Hertell, P.Z.'s. 221 Bruce Auckland, Z.; James Hooper, H.; E. Schutz, W. Crerar, A. Dawson, H. Pudden, K. Hooper, N. Robinson, P.Z.'s. 222 George Jackson, H.; Daniel E. Roberts, J.; J. Marshall, H. Hum- phries, C. Dale, P.Z.'s. 223 Stephen Fellos, Z.; L. Cutten, H. Jones, P.Z.'s. 224 Keith Evans, H.; M. Devins, L. Cunningham, M. Spiers, J. Davies, H. Williams, P.Z.'s. 225 James Thomson, Z.; F. W. D. Welham, J. Wallace, R. Spenceley, J. Richardson, W. Henshaw, Roy Roberts, R. Neely, P.Z.'s. 226 Verne W. Campbell, Z.; D. McQuaid, V. Garrett, P. McLaren, P.Z.'s. 20 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA PROCEEDINGS 227 Stewart Hay, Z.; B. H. Smith, C. A. Faulkner, E. Goodman, G. Mountford, C. McMullin, P.Z.'s. 230 C. Lewis, P.Z. 231 Raymond Furness, H.; T. Carter, A. W. Johnson, Fraser Smith,, J. Yaeger, W. Bain, J. Woodland, R. Kennedy, P.Z.'s. 232 E. Barber (Proxy), J. Mellor, J. Sheppard, P.Z.'s. 233 G. McNeice, Z.; William Snowden, J.; E. Humphries, P.Z. 234 I. Noble, N. Butterworth, J. Long, P.Z.'s. 236 Charles Fox, Z.; L. Richardson, R. Deagle, C. Matteson, A. Water- house, J. Aldridge, P.Z.'s. 238 Harold Clarke, Z.; C. Leuty, J. Hessey, W. Davies, L. Fortner, C. Hanna, V. Hopwood. 239 Donald Stewart, Z.; L. Guyett, L. Sykes, P.Z.'s. 210 L, Richardson, G. Scott, P.Z.'s. 241 0. R. Roberts (Proxy), J. Brown, E. G. Zavitz, P.Z.'s. 242 S. M. Ellenor (Proxy), W. B. Chalcraft, C. L. Philip, P.Z.'s. 243 William Fisher, Z.; William Kane, H.; Joe McLucas. J.; J. Mc- Feeters, F. Checkley, J. Pennel, L. Van Sickle, E. Boden, J. Noble, N. Pratt, G. Boden, S. Winterbottom, L. F. McDougall, J. Rogers, I. Lee, R. Deuxberry, C. King, P.Z.'s. 245 Charles Fotheringham, Z.; R. Wright, P.Z. 246 Robert Jolly, Z.; James Mayo, H.; G. Johnson, J. Woodland, W. Dietrich, P.Z.'s. 247 Donald Gent, Z.; George Neely, J.; L. J. Gent, H. Motton, E. Stahlin, H. Banks, R. Neely, P.Z.'s. 248 Stanley Munor, Z.; M. Tripp, H. Barr, P.Z.'s. 249 Ray Walker, Z.; Malcolm MacKenzie, H.; Byron Bridges, J.; W. G. Pascoe, B. Tink, R. Hall, S. J. Lancaster, L. Ayre, P.Z.'s. 250 A. Leal, R. Purdy, P.Z.'s. 251 D. kamsay, H. Fick, R. McLeod. 252 Peter Carr, Z.; A. J. Berry, J. D. Wright, H. F. Bouck, E. Marshall, L. James, P.Z.'s. 253 Alex Pow, Z.; E. M. Jaques, H. Edgar, P.Z.'s. 254 C. L, Collins, C. J. Ross, P.Z.'s 255 Harry Lambert, Z.; J. Petrie, D. J. Hillier, P.Z.'s. 257 Joe Robinson (Proxy), P.Z. 258 Nick Vendetti, Z.; R. Clark, H.; F. C. Conley, A. Oldfield, C. Peasby, P.Z.'s. 259 David Harcus ((Proxy), P.Z. 260 E. T. Brennan, Z.; John Kline, P.Z. 262 George E. Clarke, Z.; F. Scott, J. Hobson, J. Britton, J. Robbins, H. Edgar, J. Brownlie, P.Z.'s. 263 M. E. Easey, H.; E. Mitchell, W. Kinnaird, W. S. Wright, F. J. Major, P.Z.'s. ANNUAL CONVOCATION, NIAGARA FALLS, 1977 21 REPORT OF CREDENTIAL COMMITTEE To The Grand First Principal, Officers and Companions of the Grand Chapter Royal Arch Masons of Canada in the Province of Ontario. We, your Committee on Credentials, beg leave to submit the follow- ing report: Number of Chapters represented by Officers 84 Number of Chapters representd by Proxy 45 Number of Chapters represented by P.Z.'s only 12 Number of Chapters represented 141 Number of Chapters not represented 14 Number of Delegates present 626 Total Number of Votes 859 All of which is respectfully submitted. (Signed) HAROLD INCE, Vice-Chairman. (Signed) J. W. WOODLAND, Chairman. CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES It was moved by R. Ex. Comp. A. L. Weisman, seconded by R. Ex. Comp. F. Scott and carried, "That the Proceedings of the Grand Convocation held on Tuesday to Thursday, 27, 28, 29 April, 1976, have been printed and copies sent to all Chapters of this Jurisdiction, and the Minutes of the Grand Executive Meetings sent to all members of the Grand Executive, the recorded Minutes be considered read and the same is now confirmed." ORDER OF BUSINESS It was moved by R. Ex. Comp. A. L. Weisman, seconded by R. Ex. Comp F. Scott and carried, "That the order of business of this Grand Convocation be changed at the discretion of the Grand Z." Moved by R. Ex. Comp. A. L. Weisman, seconded by R. Ex. Comp. F. Scott and carried, "That the Per Diem Committee headed by R. Ex. Comp. Lloyd B. Gillespie as charman pay the Per Diem to the members of the Grand Executive Committee entitled to same." Moved by R. Ex. Comp. A. L. Weisman, seconded by R. Ex. Comp. F. Scott and carried, (a) "That R. Ex. Comp. James W. Woodland be Chairman of the Credentials Committee with power to form his own Committee." (b) "That R. Ex. Comp. William Boston be Chairman of the Scruti- neers with power to form his own Committee assisted by members of the Credentials Committee". GRAND REPRESENTATIVES The Most Excellent, the Grand Z., asked the Grand Scribe E. to call the roll of Representatives near our Grand Body of Sister Jurisdictions and have them assemble before the Altar. The following Grand Repre- sentatives answered to their names: ALABAMA— Earl J. McKeever ALBERTA— E. K. Hogaboom. ARGENTINA— Wm. H. Sproule. ARIZONA— Edward Marshall. 22 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA PROCEEDINGS BRITISH COLUMBIA— Henry F. Motton DELAWARE— Wm. J. Grierson DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA— B. H. Smith FRANCE— Charles Fotheringham GEORGIA— Henry G. Edgar IDAHO — Joseph Hessey ILLINOIS— J. W. Woodland IOWA— William S, Thomson ISRAEL— Irving Ingles KANSAS— Allan A. Leal MARYLAND— Leo J. Gent MASSACHUSETTS— Fraser Hay MICHIGAN— Fred W. D. Welham MISSISSIPPI— H. T. C. Humphries MISSOURI— John R. Brown MONTANA— David Harcus NETHERLANDS— Maarten van Wamelen NEW JERSEY— Aube L. Weisman NEW YORK— Hallette C. Banks NEW ZEALAND— Harold Ince NORTH DAKOTA— E. J. J. Jackson OKLAHOMA— Leslie Levitt QUEBEC— Charles W. Emmett SOUTH CAROLINA— Cedric C. Dale SOUTH DAKOTA— Frederick C. Conley TENNESSEE— George A. Phillips TEXAS— Frederick Scott UTAH— Lloyd B. Gillespie VERMONT— Norman Farrington WYOMING— E. C. Price M. Ex. Comp. W. H. Sproule expressed his personal good wishes and that of their Companions for their presence at this Grand Convocation. He does appreciate their work of spreading goodwill and friendliness among Jurisdicions by their communications with their alternate in the Sister Jurisdiction. Some have visited the Jurisdiction and attended ANNUAL CONVOCATION, NIAGARA FALLS, 1977 23 their Grand Convocation. This does much to further the effectiveness of our Order. Our Grand Z. asked the Grand Scribe N., R. Ex. Comp. John Mur- doch to lead us in Grand Honours to these our Companions. OATH OF OFFICE M. Ex. Comp. Fred W. D. Welham was appointed by our Grand Z. to preside at the Ceremony of the Oath of Office of the Scrutineers. This was to take place at 11:30 a.m. M. Ex. Comp. W. S. Thomson, Immediate Past Grand Z., was re- quested to assume the Sceptre while our Grand Z., M. Ex. Comp. W. H. Sproule delivered his address. GRAND FIRST PRINCIPAL'S ADDRESS — APRIL, 1977 Very Ex. Companion and Most Wor. Bro. Eric Nancekivell, Grand Master, Most Excellent Sirs, Members of Grand Council, Dis- tinguished Guests and My Companions: I take great pleasure in welcoming you here today on this our One Hundred and Nineteenth Annual Convocation of Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of Canada in the Province of Ontario. I sincerely hope that you will enjoy the hospitality and companionship we > extend to you and your ladies during your stay in Niagara Falls, Ontario. Just one year and many thousand miles have elapsed since I last stood before you and took upon myself the solemn obligation as your Grand First Principal. I am still very concerned with the many problems and challenges which are facing Masonry in general and our Chapters in particular, I feel that we, as members of this great and wonderful fraternity, must meet these problems head on. In this ever-changing world of greed and disbeliefs and mistrust, we as Masons more than ever should be cognizant of our short comings. We should show the world that, what we teach in our Lodge rooms, we must practice in the street. I believe that the many branches of Masonry should be recognized and respected. No person should have the right to flaunt or jeopardize the rights of others. The Mason who is always in the pursuit of Masonic knowledge and learning regardless of what Body it inculcates should be admired and respected. We are all Brothers and it is only through harmony and unity that we can obtain the aims and objectives which we, as Masons, hold dear and a key to a strong future. In the past few years many of our Chapters have been working in harmony and close co-operation with Lodges and other Masonic Bodies which is as it should be. I am happy to see many of the Companions wearing their Royal Arch Jewel in Lodge which is a ruling granted by Grand Lodge and so stated under Section 165 of the Constitution of the Grand Lodge of Canada in the Province of Ontario. On January 18, 1977, I had the privilege of meeting with our Grand Master, Very Excellent Companion and Most Worshipful Brother Eric Nancekivell at the Grand Lodge Offices in Hamilton. We discussed many topics pertaining to the betterment of Masonry in general and various other Bodies in particular. I feel this meeting was a step 24 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA PROCEEDINGS forward in bringing about that spirit of co-operation and harmony which should be prevalent in this day and age. For this courtesy Most Worshipful Sir, I am most appreciative. I look forward with pleasure to meeting in the near future with the various Masons who have been elected to guide and preserve the well-being of their respective Bodies. As one of our greatest Statesmen, Sir Winston Churchill, stated and I quote "United we stand, divided we fall". At this time, I wish to pledge Grand Chapter's full support to you Most Worshipful Sir and Grand Lodge on any Masonic program and advancement you may bring forth for the benefit of all mankind in general and Masonry in particular. It is so pleasant to have you with us today, we feel highly honoured that you should take time out of your busy schedule to be with us. It has been of great satisfaction for me to support you on many of your visitations during your term in office and we as Masons wish to express to you our heartfelt thanks for the wonderful leadership that you have given to us in the past two years. May God bless you in all your endeavours. I strongly suggest that the Ruling Principals Associations of all the districts become more active and form M.M.M. and M.E.M. and H.R.A. Degree teams. Each team to be of the highest perfection obtain- able. These teams can be most helpful to Chapters, the Grand Superin- tendent, the Committee on Guidance and Education and more particular to the Grand Lecturer in the introduction of the new Work. NOTE: During the period of introduction of the new Work the teams working must have the approval of the Grand Lecturer. Also, the Past Principals' Associations should have Companions readily available to become Associate members of any Chapter who requires assistance. These teams to work in conjunction with the various Chapters and also to utilize the Chapter officers in the fullest capacity when possible. It is with a sad note that we have had so many of our Distinguished Masons pass to the Grand Chapter above, such men as Rt. Ex. Comp. Ralph Cocks, Rt. Ex. Comp. Dr. George Kennedy. These men have given a lifetime to Masonry and always became a friend to everyone who came in contact with them. To all our Companions in this Great Jurisdiction who have passed away — their memory we cherish — their passing we deplore. FRATERNAL DEAD — 1976 To our Sister Jurisdictions in the Dominion of Canada, the British Commonwealth of Nations and the United States of America and to all Fraternal Bodies in correspondence with our Grand Chapter, our hand of sincere sympathy and understanding is extended in the loss of many of their Distinguished Companions. Rt. Ex. Comp. Clarence A. Faulkner, Chairman of Fraternal Dead, has already given a fitting Memorial. To our Sister Jurisdictions in the Dominion of Canada, the British Commonwealth of Nations and the United States of America, we extend sincere sympathy for the loss of their distinguished Companions. GRAND CHAPTER OF ROYAL ARCH MASONS OF COLORADO Eugene L. Anderson (28 Dec, 1975). GRAND CHAPTER OF ROYAL ARCH MASONS OF MISSISSIPPI Albert Bass Hassell. ANNUAL CONVOCATION, NIAGARA FALLS, 1977 25 GRAND CHAPTER OF ROYAL ARCH MASONS OF NEBRASKA Lewis E. Baker. GRAND CHAPTER OF ROYAL ARCH MASONS OF NEW BRUNSWICK Georg J. Langell, Rev. Daniel C. Mackenzie. GRAND CHAPTER OF ROYAL ARCH MASONS OF NOVA SCOTIA Harold Fritz Sipprell. GRAND CHAPTER OF ROYAL ARCH MASONS OF THE STATE OF OHIO Edward Martin Selby. GRAND CHAPTER OF ROYAL ARCH MASONS OF OREGON Flyod M. Edwards, Frank M. Patterson, B. Nealley Wood. GRAND CHAPTER OF ROYAL ARCH MASONS OF SOUTH CAROLINA Joseph Franklin Edmonds, James B. Rivers, William Clifford Wylie, Jr. GRAND CHAPTER OF ROYAL ARCH MASONS OF SOUTH DAKOTA David Graham, B. Harry Macy. GRAND CHAPTER OF ROYAL ARCH MASONS OF TENNESSEE William David McAnulty. GRAND CHAPTER OF ROYAL ARCH MASONS OF WASHINGTON Edward Young. GRAND CHAPTER OF ROYAL ARCH MASONS OF WEST VIRGINIA Ernest Heald Bitner. Of these Companions who answered the call to Higher Service, the following held Grand Chapter Rank: Chapter No. 6 V. Ex. Comp. John Edward Richardson. 16 V. Ex. Comp. William Ernest Boyle, V. Ex. Comp. James Steward H. Taylor. 53 R. Ex. Comp. John Charles Reid. 54 R. Ex. Comp. Dr. George Thomas Kennedy. 76 R. Ex. Comp. George Ernest French, V. Ex. Comp. William Engle- hart Weare. 91 R. Ex. Com. Herbert Wesley Powell. 144 V. Ex. Comp. Kenneth A. McQuoid. 151 R. Ex. Comp. Cecil Addison Bailey. 167 V. Ex. Comp. Bernard J. Brownell. 175 V. Ex. Comp. William Percy Mitchell. 195 V. Ex. Comp. Harold Spratt. 205 V. Ex. Comp. Wilfred Edward Cameron. 213 R. Ex. Comp. Edmond Albert F. Day. 233 V. Ex. Comp. John Burns. 246 V. Ex. Comp. Henry Edward Harrison, V. Ex. Comp. Robert H. B. Taylor. 250 R. Ex. Comp. Daniel Cooper. 26 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA PROCEEDINGS VISITATIONS The past year has had a very busy schedule of events, it has been a most rewarding one. My wife, Anne, has accompanied me on many of these wonderful sojourns both in Canada and the United States. We have made many friends and have tried our best to be ambassadors of goodwill from the Grand Chapter of Canada in the Province of Ontario. To Rt. Ex. Comp. George Gibbins and his wife Vera, we extend our warmest appreciation for the unique and wonderful time all of the Companions and their ladies experienced on the week-end of the dedica- tion of Leeds Chapter room at Gananoque, not only for the boat trip and banquet, dance and Church Service but also for the friendliness of all Companions and their ladies towards all of us. To all the Companions and their ladies of St. Clair Chapter, Milton; Prince of Wales Chapter, Essex; Mount Nebo Chapter, Niagara Falls; Occident Chapter, Toronto; Carleton Chapter and Ottawa Chapter of Ottawa, we thank you for giving Grand Chapter and Visiting Com- panions and Ladies an opportunity of being with you and join you in celebrating your 100th Anniversary and on two occasions the Dedication of a new home. To Ex. Comp. Albert Mortlock and his wife Jean — many thanks for hosting the Grand Council and their ladies when we attended Corin- thian Chapter No. 36 Installation at Peterborough. To Peel Chapter No. 195, Brampton, and all the Chapters in the London District, thank you for the wonderful receptions you held for me. To the wonderful people of Canada and the United States who have so graciously received my wife, Anne, and myself on all occasions, we thank you from the bottom of our hearts and we welcome you at any time into our home in Brampton. CONVOCATIONS AND SPECIAL EVENTS 29 April, 1976— The Order of the High Priesthood of Ontario, King Edward Hotel. 29 April, 1976— Athelstan York Rite College No. 41, York Temple, Toronto. 1 May, 1976 — Harrington Conclave No. 16, Scottish Rite Temple, Hamilton. 7 May, 1976 — Godfrey de Boullon Preceptory No. 3, Hamilton. 21, 22 May, 1976— Royal & Select Master of Ontario, Grand Assembly, Sault Ste. Marie. 25 May, 1976— Port Credit Chapter No. 230, H.R.A. Degree, Shrine Team, Port Credit. 27 May, 1976— Yonge St. Temple, Toronto Districts 8 & 8A Recep- tion — M. Ex. Comp. Wm. S. Thomson. 1, 2 June, 1976 — Grand Chapter of Quebec, Grand Convocation, Mon- treal. 5 June, 1976 — Markham Temple, Instruction for New Grand Superintendents of Ontario, Markham. 21, 22 July, 1976— One Hundred and Twenty-First Annual Com- munication of Grand Lodge of Canada in the Province of Ontario, Royal York Hotel, Toronto. 31 July, 1976 — York Rite Sovereign College of North America, General Assembly, Evanston, Illinois, U.S.A. 9, 10 Sept., 1976 — Grand Chapter of Michigan Grand Convocation, Battle Creek, Michigan, U.S.A. ANNUAL CONVOCATION, NIAGARA FALLS, 1977 27 11 Sept. 1976 — Grand Chapter Executive Meeting, Midland Temple, Midland. 7, 8 Oct., 1976 — Grand Chapter of Ohio Grand Convocation, Columbus, Ohio, U.S.A. 26, 27 Oct., 1976 — Grand Chapter of Virginia Grand Convocation, Richmond, Virginia, U.S.A. 29 Oct., 1976— Peel Chapter No. 195, Brampton, Reception for Grand Z., Hansa Club, Brampton. 13 Jan. 1977— The St. Clair Chapter No. 231, Richmond Hill, Instal- lation and Receiving Honourary Membership. 18 Jan. 1977 — Offices of Grand Lodge, Hamilton, Meeting with the Grand Master. 18 Jan., 1977— Bedford Lodge No. 638, York Temple, Toronto, Installation of Rt. Ex. Comp. Thomas Carter as Worshipful Master. 18 Jan., 1977— Shamrock Lodge No. 533, York Temple, Toronto, Installation of Rt. Ex. Comp. George Hinchliff as Worshipful Master. 19 Jan., 1977 — Adoniram Council of Royal and Select Masters, Installation, Yonge St. Temple. 20 Jan., 1977 — Toronto Sovereign Chapter, Rose Croix 18th Degree, Yonge St., Temple. 26 Jan., 1977 — Corinnthian Chapter No. 36, Invitation by Ex. Comp. Albert Mortlock and Officers and Members for Installation at Peter- borough. 12 Feb., 1977— Holy Land Conclave No. 3, Installation, Yonge St. Temple, Toronto. 16 Feb., 1977 — Lake Ontario Royal Ark Mariners Lodge No. 5, Installation, Yonge St. Temple, Toronto. 26 Feb., 1977 — Grand Chapter Executive Meeting, Nilestown. 3, 4 Mar., 1977— Grand Chapter of New York, Albany, N.Y. 12 Mar., 1977 — Grand Masters Reception, Wellington, Prince Edward District. 18 Mar., 1977— Potentates Ball, Royal York Hotel, Toronto. 31 Mar., 1977 — Grand Masters Reception, Toronto Districts, Sky- line Hotel, Malton. 1 Apr., 1977 — South Huron District Past Masters Association, Ladies' Night. 2 Apr., 1977 — Reception for Grand Z., London. 16 Apr., 1977— Holy Land Conclave No. 3, 888 Yonge St., Toronto, Meeting — Grand Sovereign — M. 111. Kt. Comp. Harold D. Gleave. 18 Apr., 1977 — The Mount Moriah Lodge, No. 727, Brampton, In- stallation as Worshipful Master. 28, 29, 30 Apr., 1977— 119th Grand Convocation of Grand Chapter of Canada in the Province of Ontario, Niagara Falls. CENTENNIALS AND TEMPLE DEDICATIONS 19 June, 1976— St. Clair Chapter No. 75, Milton, 100th Anniversary. 18, 19 Sept., 1976 — Leeds Chapter No. 132, Gananoque, Dedication of New Chapter Room. 2, 3 Oct., 1976— Prince of Wales Chapter No. 71, Essex, 100th Anni- versary. 28 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA PROCEEDINGS 23, 24 Oct., 1976— Mount Nebo Chapter No. 76, Niagara Falls, 100th Anniversary. 13 Nov., 1976— Occident Chapter No. 77, Toronto, 100th Anniversary. 27 Nov., 1976— The Mount Moriah Lodge No. 727, Consecration and Installation, Brampton. 26, 27 Mar., 1977— Carleton Chapter No. 16— Ottawa Chapter No. 222, Ottawa, Dedication New Chapter Room. WELFARE Many of the Chapters in Ontario have followed the example of Mount Sinai Chapter in Toronto and Hiawatha Chapter in Sarnia in assisting the less fortunate people in many areas of their communities, for which we in Grand Chapter are most thankful. We continue to acknowledge the great work done by the welfare committee of Toronto Districts 8 and 8A. MEMBERSHIP This past year has seen our Membership grow. I have noted in the Chapter circulars that most of our Chapters are benefitting by an increase in applications for Membership. The film 'Saga of the Holy Royal Arch' has been shown in Chapters on Craft Masons night and been a major factor in this increase. The news of a definite increase in our Membership is heart warming and should be taken by other bodies in Masonry as a good omen. We have an increase this past year even when many Chapters have brought their Membership list up-to-date and now have a true Membership list. Our Membership gain is about fifty and is proof of what can be done if we put our hearts, minds and bodies to work and support our Craft Lodges and Royal Arch Chapters. So my Companions, I am most grateful for your tremendous assistance and look forward to even a better year in 1977. Rt. Ex. Comp. Gordon Stuart has personally shown this film "Saga of the Holy Royal Arch" in many Chapters throughout Ontario and given a commentary at the same time. We, in Grand Chapter, are deeply indebted to Gordon for giving freely of his time and talents, not only in this area but also for readily accepting a great responsibility of presenting a report of the Committee on the condition of Capitular Masonry. Due to Rt. Ex. Comp. Hugh Fackrell being unable to give this report, as his wife Nan is in hospital, and we all wish her a speedy recovery. If you wish to obtain this film, please feel free to contact our Grand Scribe E. for particulars. MEMBERSHIP TROPHY The seven Chapters in the running for the Membership Trophy, which was donated by M. Ex. Comp. Wm. S. Thomson in 1975, are: 240 Smithville 17.647 143 Glengarry 11.267 69 Grimsby 15.189 241 University 10.144 258 Tyrian 12.903 230 Port Credit 9.090 117 Kitchener 12.345 and the winner is: 240 Smithville 17.647. Companions — keep up the good work. ANNUAL CONVOCATION, NIAGARA FALLS, 1977 29 PAST RANK A request was received from Midland Chapter No. 94, Lindsay, to grant posthumously the rank of Past Principal on Ex. Comp. Earl Stevens who passed to the Grand Chapter above while serving in the office of First Principal of his Chapter. I had the pleasure of knowing this man as a Past Master and a dedicated Royal Arch' Officer and a lover of the whole Fraternity and a Mason of the highest order and I therefore take great pride in recom- mending that the rank of Past Principal be granted. A request was received from Peel Chapter No. 195, Brampton, to grant posthumously the rank of Past Principal on Ex. Comp. Frank Fannin who passed to the Grand Chapter above iust prior to his initial meeting as First Principal. I personally watched this wonderful Mason progress through the Offices of Peel Chapter and as Worshipful Master o-p his Lodge and having been associated with him in other Branches of Masonry — I hold him in the highest esteem and affection. He was a Mason's Mason and at this time I feel highly honoured in recommending that the rank of Past Principal be granted. RITUAL REVISION The Committee on the revision of the Book of Work has completed its task and 1,000 books are now available in a limited capacity and a further supply will be forthcoming in the near future. To Rt. Ex. Comp. Maarten van Wamelen, Most Ex. Comp. Charles Emmett, Very Ex. Comp. Gordon Ferguson, Rt. Ex. Comp. John C. Ferguson, Very Ex. Comp. Chester Philip, Rt. Ex. Comp. Irvin Ingles, Rt. Ex. Comp. Edward Elcombe. Ex. Comp. William Bell, I express to them the thanks of Grand Chapter for a most trying and time-consuming task well done and I am asking that this Committee continue for the next year and complete the revision of the Book of Installation, etc. COMMITTEES The Public Relations Committee with Rt. Ex. Comp. Edward Mar- shall, Chairman; Rt. Ex. Comp. Oliver Flint, Vice-Chairman and Editor of the Keystone and his assistant, Rt. Ex. Comp. Samuel Tenenbaum and all Ruling Superintendents have managed to publish two editions of the Keystone and we look forward to all the information contained in each publication. Companions — Grand Chapter has found it necessary to have the Keystone become more self-sufficient. I feel that the finances of this Committee could be greatly increased by all Chapters continuing to give donations and those Chapters who are not contributing, please reconsider their position and give freely from the bottom of your hearts. We, the healthy Members of this great Fraternity, take things as a matter of course and sometimes forget the less fortunate people around us who are bedridden and unable to come to Chapter. Remember that time honour- ed adage, it is more blessed to give than to receive. CONVOCATION COMMITTEE — NIAGARA FALLS, 1977 With Rt. Ex. Comp. Norman Farrington as Chairman, Rt. Ex. Comp. Edward Elcombe as Vice-Chairman, and many Royal Arch Ma pons in the Niagara District and some from the Toronto District, numerous meetings have been held in the past two years in preparation for the 119th Annual Grand Convocation at the Sheraton-Brock Hotel in Niagara Falls and to these industrious Masons, I owe my heartfelt congratulations, for without you this Convocation would not be possible. 30 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA PROCEEDINGS BENEVOLENCE I believe that the services of this Committee under the direction of Rt. Ex. Comp. Carl Ackert, M. Ex. Comp. Bruce Smith and M. Ex. Comp. Fred W. D. Welham has not been utilized as it should be. I, therefore, request that the various Chapters in all the Districts take a broader outlook into its usage and practice of the fundamental principles of brotherly love, relief and truth. I state that our Chapters should take a serious look into the matter of assisting our senior Members by substantially reducing their dues at the age 65 and even giving many of them Honourary Memberships into their respective Chapters, for these are the men who have supported and kept your various Chapters operative today. This assistance for these senior Companions should come from your Benevolent account and if a Chapter is unable to fulfil this obligation due to its own financial circumstances, the monies needed should be made readily available from the Grand Chapter Benevolent Committee. I believe that this action would deter many of our demits. EDUCATION AND GUIDANCE COMMITTEE This Committee has been a very active group under the guidance of M. Ex. Comp. William S. Thomson, General Chairman; Rt. Ex. Comp. Fred Scott, Deputy Chairman and all of the Vice-Chairmen in each District. They have made great advancement in assisting the various Chapters throughout Ontario. Most Ex. Comp. William S. Thomson, Rt. Ex. Comp. Aube Weisman and Rt. Ex. Comp. Fred Scott made a special trip to Espanola where they met with Members of that Chapter to discuss with them the probable solutions to their problems, and we certainly hope that their efforts were not in vain. I trust that all present Members will continue and I am asking that all the immediate Past Superintendents of each District be added to this Committee. Many thanks to all of you for performing important tasks on this Committee. CONSTITUTION, LAWS AND JURISPRUDENCE This Committee with M. Ex. Comp. William S. Thomson as Chair- man and Rt. Ex. Comp. His Honour Judge John A. Cox as Vice-Chairman and Very Ex. Comp. His Honour Douglas V. Latimer and Rt. Ex. Comp. W. James Curtis as members have reviewed many by-law changes and made many recommendations for my approval and spent many long hours in this work and I thank them for the learned assistance they have been to me and I ask for their continuance in office. BURSARY COMMITTEE With Very Ex. Comp. Everette Bluestein as Chairman, Ex. Comp. Charles Sankey as Vice-Chairman and members Rt. Ex. Comp. Allan Leal, Very Ex. Comp. Jack Loft and Ex. Comp. William Bell have made many awards in the past year to deserving students and under the watchful eyes of its members, this Committee has made a distinct im- pression on all of us. ARCHIVES COMMITTEE Very Ex. Comp. Clifford E. Rich, Chairman; Rt. Ex. Comp. Harold Ince, Rt. Ex. Comp. Harold Foote, Rt. Ex. Comp. Fred Conley and Rt. Ex. Comp. William Walker, I express my appreciation for the services ANNUAL CONVOCATION, NIAGARA FALLS, 1977 31 that you have rendered to Grand Chapter in this capacity. To Very Ex. Comp. Clifford Rich we send our best wishes and may God grant a recovery from a serious illness. This man has still carried on his duty at home as Chairman of this Committee and also as Chairman of the Committee on Fraternal Correspondence and Review and it is my wish that Clifford remain in the capacity of Chairman as long as he feels he is able to continue on this Masonic work. To all the other Members of the various Committees, I thank you for your dedication to our great Order. The Dispensations, By-Law changes, presentation of Jewels — 60 Year R.A.M., 50 Year R.A.M., 50 Year installed First Principal, 25 Year installed First Principal. These items will appear in the proceedings, also Chapters contributing to the Bursary Fund and the Keystone Fund. APPRECIATION One never realizes how many friends he has and the contribution they make until circumstances and events take place which require many participants. To this end, I am most grateful to all the Companions of this great Grand Chapter. My Grand Officers elected and appointed have supported me with enthusiasm this past year. The various Com- mittees have performed their duties with the utmost dedication. I could name many Companions who have given freely of their time and money to help keep our Order strong and free of the destroying hand of time. I wish to thank the Past Grand Z's for the guidance and help they have given to me and trust they will continue to do so in the future. To the Grand 2nd and Grand 3rd Principal and the Grand Scribe E., I express my warmest appreciation for your assistance and support. To our Grand 3rd Principal, Rt. Ex. Comp. Fred Scott, we hope Sir that you will take your Masonic duties a little easier until you have fully recuperated from your recent illness. In conclusion, I thank my wife, Anne, and my family for the sup- port and understanding they have given to me in this my first year as your Grand First Principal. I am only one person and could never hope to obtain my objectives without the help of my family and your aid and assistance, my Companions. Once again, I urge you, my Com- panions, to return to your Craft Lodges and take an active part in its affairs for the well-being of our Chapters and all other bodies of Masonry rely on the strength and unity of our Lodges. We cannot live as a body unto ourselves. To all the First Principals, I am asking each and every one of you to be particularly familiar with proper protocol when a Ruling Grand Lodge Officer enters your Chapter. Receive him as such and give him the same Honour, Courtesy and Respect that you would give to me. I wish to express my sincere appreciation for the attendance today of many Distinguished Visitors from our Sister Juris- dictions and to all of you, my Companions. May God bless and keep each and every one of you for many years to come. MOST EX. COMP. WILLIAM H. SPROULE, Grand First Principal, Royal Arch Masons of Canada in the Province of Ontario. 32 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA PROCEEDINGS DISPENSATIONS ISSUED FOR THE CALENDAR YEAR 1976 Joint Installations 13 3rd Principal to 1st Principal 7... P.S. to 2nd Principal 10 To Hold M.M. Night 4 Change of Night of Convocation 49 Dispensation for Member to Receive M.M.M. Degree in Another Chapter 2 To Open Convocation Early 16 To Hold Christmas Party 2 To Hold Ladies' Night After Convocation 3 To Hold Special Night 1 Elect and Install on Same Night 5 To Cancel Convocation 10 Change Night of Election 2 To Hold Field Day 2 Superintendent's District Social Evening 1 Social to Honour a Companion 1 Annual Picnic 2 Dedication 2 Reception Grand First Principal 2 fraternal Visit to Outside Jurisdiction 3 Fraternal Visit from Outside Jurisdiction 2 To Hold Emergent Meeting 7 To Install Z. as I. P Z.— Not Serving 12 Months 1 To Hold Ladies' Night 24 To Use Temple Not Dedicated 2 Divine Service 4 BY-LAWS 177 The following Chapters requested changes in their By-laws and were approved in the calendar year of 1976: Chapter No. Chapter No. St. John's, Hamilton 6 The Hamilton 175 The Moira 7 Peel 195 King Solomon's 8 Couchiching 198 Wawanosh 15 Mount Sinai, Toronto 212 Waterloo 32 Northern Lights 213 Keystone, Whitby 35 Mimico 215 Corinthian 36 St. Alban's 217 Bruce 53 Lebanon, Etobicoke 220 St. Clair, Milton 75 Ottawa 222 Mount Nebo 76 Ouinte Friendship 227 Orient 79 King Cvrus, Toronto 232 Shuniah 82 Oakwood 233 White Oak 104 Caledonia \ 236 St. Francis 133 Blenheim 239 Succoth 135 McKay 243 Shenkinah 138 Nilestown 247 Bernard 146 Palestine, Bowmanville 249 Laurentian 151 Hiawatha 252 Alberton 152 Tillsonburg 255 Ancaster 155 Espanola 257 King David 262 Tyrian 258 Kichikewana 167 ANNUAL CONVOCATION, NIAGARA FALLS, 1977 33 PRESENTATION OF JEWELS (During Calendar Year of 1976) 60 Year R.A.M. (Numeral) Nfo. Chapter 8 King Solomon's— V. Ex. Comp. A. S. Elliott. 26 St. Mark's— Comp. H. E. McClung. 40 Guelph — Rev. Comp. J. S. Lawson. 91 Toronto-Antiquity — Comp. A. J. Everett, Comp. L. R. Louks, Comp. J. G. Robinson. 155 Ancaster— Ex. Comp. J. Butter, Comp. R. A. Moffat. 222 Ottawa— V. Ex. Comp. W. G. Pescod. Fifty Years a Royal Arch Mason No. Chapter 1 Ancient Frontenac & Cataraqui — Comp. W. T. Mills, Comp. E. Brennan. 5 St. George's — Comp. M. L. Chiverton, Comp. C. Phillips. 6 St. John's— Comp. R. H. Pettigrew, Comp. T. J. Steward. 7 The Moira — Comp. A. W. McGlashon. 23 Ezra— Ex. Comp. W. Z. Nixon. 26 St. Mark's— Ex. Comp. K. W. Crews. 27 Manitou — Ex. Comp. G. A. Kennedy. 30 Huron— Comp. R. Kelly. 36 Corinthian— Comp. D. A. Hill, R. Ex. Comp. D. Miller, Comp. H. R. Reid, Comp. J. W. Richmond. 37 Victoria— Comp. T. C. Moise. 41 Harris— R. Ex. Comp. E. A. Webber. 48 St. John's— R. Ex. Comp. A. E. Challis. 63 Havelock— Ex. Comp. M. McGaw, Ex. Comp. W. E. Thompson. 64 Willson— Ex. Comp. C. Cohen. 74 Beaver — Comp. H. C. Downham. 76 Mount Nebo— Ex. Comp. C. L. Dill. 77 Occident— R. Ex. Comp. H. Smith, Comp. E. L. Belfry, Comp. E. J. Skilling, Comp. D. E. Wright. 80 Ark — Comp. E. Cattle, Comp. H. G. Crouchman, Comp. H. E. Mason, Comp. E. E. Keith, Comp. R. Thomson, Comp. L. Vannan, Comp. W. D. Fettes, Comp. A. McNeilage, Comp. W. Rudling, Comp. F. H. Potter. 81 Aylmer — Comp. A. S. Hare, Comp. B. H. Webber. 82 Shuniah— Comp. F. R. Moore, Comp. W. Vaughn, Comp. J. W. Wellington. 88 MacNabb — Ex. Comp. W. D. Lawrence. 91 Toronto-Antiquity — Comp. H. O. Bradley, Comp. R. Martin, Comp. S. Titchener-Smith. 1C3 St. John's— Ex. Comp. H. E. Ward. 117 Kitchener — Comp. W. Robertson. 145 The St. Patrick— V. Ex. Comp. L. B. Morrison. 168 Ionic — Ex. Comp. R. A. Connor. 195 Peel— Comp. S. T. Organ. 210 Kitchener— V. Ex. Comp. G. E. Young. 213 Northern Lights — Comp. J. Beattie, Comp. H. B. Briden, Comp. E. K. King, Comp. R. S. Maxwell, Comp. J. F. Mortensen. 220 Lebanon— Comp. H. L. Ewart, R. Ex. Comp. W. A. McKague. 222 Ottawa— Comp. J. Henderson, Comp. W. Old. 34 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA PROCEEDINGS 224 Keystone— Comp. J. G. Truscott. 227 Quinte Friendship— Comp. C. W. Mcllraith. 235 Aurora — R. Ex. Comp. N. F. Johnson. 236 Caledonia— Ex. Comp. S. McBlain. 243 McKay— Ex. Comp. E. T. Spera. For 25 Years Installed First Principal No. Chapter 5 St. George's — Ex. Comp. W. T. Newman. 7 The Moira — V. Ex. Comp. S. H. Lennox. 23 Ezra— Ex. Comp. T. A. Leslie. 27 Manitou— R. Ex. Comp. B. M. Conron. 29 McCallum — Ex. Comp. A. W. Dayman. 32 Waterloo— Ex. Comp. W. S. Boyle. 34 Signet — Ex. Comp. E. J. Burton. 36 Corinthian— Ex. Comp. C. V. Elliott. 37 Victoria— V. Ex. Comp, C. P. McElroy, Ex. Comp. M. B. Bickle. 41 Harris— Ex. Comp. B. G. Sheldon. 44 Mount Sinai— Ex. Comp. E. A. W. Boyce, Ex. Comp. W. C. Hoge- boom, Ex. Comp. C. F. Young. 45 Excelsior — V. Ex. Comp. J. F. Cochrane. 46 St. James— Ex. Comp, J. R. Elgie. 48 St. John's— R. Ex. Comp. A. E. Challis. 62 York— V. Ex. Comp. G. A. Cooper. 63 Havelock — Ex. Comp. I. Spieran. 64 Willson— Ex. Comp. G. K. Brown. 69 Grimsby— Ex. Comp. J. G. Oldfield. 72 Keystone — R. Ex. Comp. I. Caldwell. 73 Erie— Ex. Comp. J. T. Tinline. 76 Mount Nebo— V. Ex. Comp. R. E. Vilneff. 77 Occident— M. Ex. Comp. C. W. Emmett, V. Ex. Comp. S. Bustard, V. Ex. Comp. H. P. Hopkinson. 82 Shuniah— V. Ex. Comp. T. Bonthron. 91 Toronto-Antiquity — Ex. Comp. P. Phipps, Ex. Comp. R. J. Reid. 94 Midland— V. Ex. Comp. G. McCombe. 95 Tuscan — Ex. Comp. R. M. Merrilees. 104 White Oak— R. Ex. Comp. G. K. Brown. 110 Warkworth — R. Ex. Comp. H. S. Ewing, Ex. Comp. L. Darling. 119 King Cyrus — Ex. Comp. E. Kaikala. 129 Elliot— Ex. Comp. N. Coveney. 131 Amabel — R. Ex. Comp. D. R. Davidson. 135 Succoth— Ex. Comp. J. K. Noble. 138 Shekinah— V. Ex. Comp. M. W. McKenzie. 145 The St. Patrick— Ex. Comp. A. E. Colwell. 146 Bernard— Ex. Comp. N. S. VanCamp. 153 Sombra — Ex. Comp. V. Richardson. 161 Madoc— R. Ex. Comp. T. C. Lloyd. 167 Kichikewana — V. Ex. Comp. A. N. French. 168 Ionic— R. Ex. Comp, T. H. Burgis. 195 Peel— Ex. Comp. J. A. McCleave. 205 Victoria — Ex. Comp. R. A. Marsh. 212 Mount Sinai— V. Ex. Comp. S. J. Sword. 213 Northern Lights— V. Ex. Comp. J. M. Martin, R. Ex. Comp. A. E. Humphries. 214 Vimy — R. Ex. Comp. H. B. Johnson. 221 Durham— Ex. Comp. E. R. Schutz. 222 Ottawa — V. Ex. Comp. A. G. Humphries, Ex. Comp. D. G. Hewer. ANNUAL CONVOCATION, NIAGARA FALLS, 1977 35 226 Prince of Wales— Ex. Comp, G. Lindsay, Ex. Comp. J. H. Mather. 233 Oakwood— V. Ex. Comp. G. W. Burnett. 234 Halton — Ex. Comp. J. Lucas, V. Ex. Comp. J. Addy. 235 Aurora — Ex. Comp. W. G. Jennings. 236 Caledonia— Ex. Comp. C. G. Duns. 239 Blenheim — Ex. Comp. E. L. Jacklin. 247 Nilestown — M. Ex. Comp. L. J. Gent. 249 Palestine— V. Ex. Comp. N. A. Wilkins. 252 Hiawatha— Ex. Comp. G. W. Phillips. 253 Regal— V. Ex. Comp. H. V. Ryerse, R. Ex. Comp. H. G. Edgar, Ex. Comp. R. K. Cooper. 50 Year Past Principal Bar No. Chapter 8 King Solomon's— V. Ex. Comp. A. S. Elliott. 26 St. Mark's— V. Ex. Comp. A. W. Kinnear. 40 Guelph— R. Ex. Comp. C. T. Palmer. 167 Kichikewana — R. Ex. Comp. R. R. Wilson. 243 McKay— R. Ex. Comp. J. H. Lee. CHAPTERS CONTRIBUTING TO THE BURSARY FUND January 1976 - - 28 February, 1977 ^o. Chapter No. Chapter 2 The Hiram 94 Midland 5 St. George's 95 Tuscan 6 St. John's 102 Algonquin 7 The Moira 103 St. John's 15 Wawanosh 115 Brant 16 Carleton 133 St. Francis 18 Oxford 138 Shekinah 19 Mount Moriah 140 Fort William 24 Tecumseh 146 Bernard 26 St. Mark's 148 St. John's 27 Manitou 149 Atwood 28 Pentalpha 151 Laurentian 29 McCallum 155 Ancaster 31 Prince Edward 167 Kichikewana 32 Waterloo 168 Ionic 34 Signet 184 Hugh Murray 35 Keystone 195 Peel 36 Corinthian 198 Couchiching 37 Victoria 205 Victoria 40 Guelph 212 Mount Sinai 41 Harris 214 Vimy 53 Bruce 215 Mimico 55 Niagara 217 St. Alban's 57 King Hiram 219 Ulster 64 Willson 220 Lebanon 66 The Malloch 222 Ottawa 76 Mount Nebo 226 Prince of Wales 78 Minnewawa 227 Quinte Friendship 79 Orient 231 St. Clair 81 Aylmer 233 Oakwood 82 Shuniah 236 Caledonia 36 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA PROCEEDINGS 240 Smithville 242 St. Paul's 243 McKay 246 Humber 247 Nilestown 249 Palestine 252 Hiawatha 254 Golden Star 258 Tyrian 259 Quetico 260 Centennial 262 King David 263 Scarborough CONTRIBUTIONS MADE TO THE BURSARY FUND BY INDIVIDUALS AND GROUPS 16 January 197S - - 28 February, 1977 L. J. Gent Dr. J. J. Weber D. J. Gent Harrington Conclave No. J. J. Robbins W. McFadgen Harrington Conclave J. A. Forester Frank A. Simpson Irving Wolfstadt Adonirom Council No. 2 Melvin Heller R. A. Willett Sidney Narvie District No. 11 James L. Madigan J. Loft & Rose Mr. & Mrs. Fleming Rev. L. W. Potter Victor Ozol F. Washington G. - A. Campbell T. Wunder & L. Levitt Keith T. E. Sullivan CHAPTERS CONTRIBUTING TO KEYSTONE FU* January 1976 - - 28 February, 1977 No. Chapter No. Chapter 1 Ancient Frontenac & 44 Mount Sinai Cataraqui 45 Excelsior 2 The Hiram 47 Wellington 3 St. John's 53 Bruce 5 St: George's 55 Niagara 6 St. John's 57 King Hiram 7 The Moira 59 Sussex-St. Lawrence 8 King Solomon's 61 Granite 16 Carleton 62 York 18 Oxford 63 Havelock 22 Grenville 64 Willson 23 Ezra 67 Enterprise 24 Tecumseh 68 Maitland 26 St. Mark's 69 Grimsby 27 Manitou 71 Prince of Wales 28 Pentalpha 72 Keystone 29 McCallum 73 Erie 30 Huron 74 Beaver 31 Prince Edward 75 St. Clair 32 Waterloo 76 Mount Nebo 34 Signet 77 Occident 35 Keystone 79 Orient 37 Victoria 80 Ark 40 Guelph 81 Aylmer 41 Harris 82 Shuniah ANNUAL CONVOCATION, NIAGARA FALLS, 1977 37 83 Ionic 88 MacNabb 90 Golden 91 Toronto-Antiquity 94 Midland 95 Tuscan 102 Algonquin 103 St. John's 104 White Oak 114 Bonnechere 115 Brant 116 Maple 117 Kitchener 119 King Cyrus 129 Elliott 130 Chantry 131 Amabel 132 Leeds 133 St. Francis 134 King Darius 135 Succoth 138 Shekinah 140 Fort William 143 Glengarry 144 Presqu'ile 145 The St. Patrick 146 Bernard 149 Atwood 150 London 151 Laurentian 152 Alberton 155 Ancaster 161 Madoc 167 Kichikewana 168 Ionic 169 Temiskaming 184 Hugh Murray 195 Peel 198 Couchiching 205 Victoria 210 Kitchener 212 Mount Sinai 213 Northern Lights 214 Vimy 215 Mimico 217 St. Alban's 218 Prince Edward 219 Ulster 220 Lebanon 221 Durham 222 Ottawa 223 Abitibi 227 Quinte Friendship 230 Port Credit 232 King Cyrus 234 Halton 236 Caledonia 238 The St. Andrew 239 Blenheim 241 University 242 St. Paul's 243 McKay 248 Dochert 249 Palestine 250 Thomas Peters 252 Hiawatha 253 Regal 254 Golden Star 257 Espanola 259 Quetico 260 Centennial 261 Seguin 262 King David 263 Scarborough GRAND SUPERINTENDENTS' REPORTS ST. CLAIR DISTRICT No. 1 Rt. Ex. Comp. Marwood A. Fletcher Grand Superintendent To the Most Excellent Companion William H. Sproule, Grand First Principal, Officers and Members of the Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of Canada in the Province of Ontario. Most Ex. Sir and Companions: It is with much pleasure I submit this report on condition of Royal Arch Masonry in Distrct 1. All Chapters are experiencing financial problems of varying de- grees, from re-investing funds to a higher interest rate, to not enough money coming in. The single and most serious is the problems of outstanding dues as the report indicates. 38 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA PROCEEDINGS Degree work was basically good and well executed. With the assist- ance of Past Principals the practice of reading work was kept well within tolerable limits. I found protocol in the District poor. It shows the need for more instruction in this area. I found Chapter Rooms well maintained and the inventory is in good condition. Attendance is a continuing problem, with no ready answers. There are a great number of Past Principals and Past Grand Chapter Officers aware of the problems and are working very hard to correct them, and with their assistance I am sure that Royal Arch Masonry will continue to prosper in the District. I would recommend a Life Membership program for the long range good of the Order. As my year is fast drawing to a close I can truthfully say I en- joyed it very much. The knowledge I have gained and the Companions I have met make for a rewarding experience. LONDON DISTRICT No. 2 Rt. Ex. Companion Edward S. P. Carson Grand Superintendent To the Most Excellent Grand First Principal, William H. Sproule, Offi- cers and Members of the Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of Canada in the Province of Ontario: Greetings : It is my pleasure to submit this report of events of the past year in London District No. 2. Firstly, I wish to express my sincere thanks to the Companions of London Chapter No. 150 for their nomination and the Principals and Past Principals of London District for their confidence in electing me to represent the Grand First Principal as Grand Super- intendent of London District No. 2. This has been a great privilege for me and I express my thanks to Most Excellent Companion William H. Sproule for confirming the choice of this District. I have been highly honoured and thoroughly enjoyed the many functions and respon- sibilities in the District. One of my first responsibilities was to appoint Ex. Comp. Murray Muir as my Secretary. I apprecate his invaluable service and the sincere and capable manner in which he fully carried out all of his duties. I had the pleasure to appoint Rt. Ex. Comp. Burton Johnson as District Chairman of the Bursary Fund Committee. I also appointed Ex. Comp. Rev. R. Russell Gordon as District Chaplain. His faithful service to the District is indeed appreciated, especially his accompani- ment on each of my visits to remind the Companions of the District Divine Service. His conduct of the Service and inspiring sermon were of benefit to all in attendance as was the reading of the lesson by Most Ex. Comp. A. G. N. Bradshaw, Past Grand First Principal. During my Official Visits I was graciously introduced and fully received in a most fitting manner in each Chapter. On each of these Visits I had the opportuniy to address the Companions and of the many topics each address brought some greetings, introductions and included motivation to action. Also each had some education and a request for greater social fraternization, stressing the importance of close co-opera- tion and harmony with all Masonic bodies. During the course of the year I had the pleasure of participating in many events and presentations, some of which are as follows. ANNUAL CONVOCATION, NIAGARA FALLS, 1977 39 On Monday, May 3rd, immediately after Grand Chapter I was privileged to atend Beaver Chapter No. 74, Strathroy, to present a 50- Year Royal Arch Mason Jewel to Companion Downham. May 26th, at my Official visit to Wawanosh Chapter No. 15, I was privileged to invest V. Ex. Comp. Bruce Steele with the regalia of Grand Master of the Third Veil. May 30th, accompanied by R. Ex. Comp. John Murdoch, Grand Scribe N., and Ex. Comp. John Portas, First Principal, we visited and presented two Companions who were unable to attend Chapter with 50- Year Royal Arch Mason Jewels, Comp. Clarence Phillips and Comp. Maurice Chiverton. Also a 25-Year Past Principal Jewel to Ex. Comp. William Newman. On Sept. 16th, at Nilestown Chapter No. 247, on the occasion of my Official Visit, I had the honour and privilege of presenting a 25- Year Installed First Principal's Jewel to Most Excellent Companion Leo J. Gent, Past Grand First Principal. Sept. 22nd — The District Degree Team under the direction of V. Ex. Comp. Lyle James conferred the H.R.A. Degree in St. John's Chapter No. 3 in an inspiring night for all in attendance. Oct. 2nd — Attended the 100th Anniversary Meeting of Prince of Wales Chapter No. 71, Essex, for the Grand Chapter Degree Team, Banquet and Dance, and a 'fog shrouded' trip home. Oct. 17th — District Divine Service at St. George's Presbyterian Church, London, followed by a reception and tea. Oct. 30th— Vimy Chapter No. 214, Inwood, Ladies' Night. On this same evening Comp. John Yeoman of Nilestown Chapter No. 247 received his Distinguished Service Award. Feb. 19th — London District No. 2, Principals' Association meeting at which time I presented the Immediate Past President of the Asso- ciation, Ex. Comp. Sam Mitchel of Vimy Chapter No. 214, Inwood with his 25-Year Past Principal Jewel. And on Feb. 25th, a St. George's Chapter No. 5, London, where I assisted in the presentation of a 50- Year Jewel to V. Ex. Comp. Tom Fryer and a 25-Year Past Principal Jewel to Rt. Ex. Comp. Reg. Norris. The winter Grand Executive meeting was held in Nilestown on Feb. 26th. This was a real honour to have one of our Chapters host this event with a well attended dinner and dance in the evening. On April 2nd, 1977, The London District No. 2 Testimonial Dinner and Dance was held in honour of the Most Excellent The Grand First Principal William H. Sproule, capping a very busy but most rewarding year of activities. At 156 Chapter meetings in the District the average attendance was 20 members with 4.2 visitors. We must continue to upgrade our meeting programs to encourage greater participation by more Com- panions. The 101 new candidates gave the District a healthy increase of 42 and attests to the excellent condition of the District and Insures an encouraging future. To all Companions of London District No. 2, I give my heartfelt thanks for the most generous support and gracious courtesies extended to me throughout the year. I would like to extend my best wishes to my successor and pledge my fullest cooperation and support. May he Great Jehovah richly bless each and every Companion and Chapter. 40 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA PROCEEDINGS WILSON DISTRICT No. 3 R. Ex. Comp. Arne J. Zabell Grand Superintendent Most Ex. Comp. Wm. H. Sproule, The Grand Chapter of the Royal Arch Masons of Canada in the Province of Ontario. Most Excellent Companions: It is with much pleasure that I submit my report on Capitular Masonry in Wilson District No. 3. First, I would like to thank Ex. Comp. Wm. J. Ferguson from Brant Chapter No. 115 for nominating me and the Principals of Wilson District No. 3 for acclaiming me to the office and my Secretary, Ex. Comp. Ben Duncan for his support. I also thank you for confirming me to this office. I have paid official visits to all Chapters in the District and a degree was worked at all occasion. The Work has at all times been done in an impressive manner. I have also made Fraternal visits to all the Chapters and have at all times been treated with the proper courtesy. The Royal Arch Masons, who attend Chapter in this District, are a friendly and dedicated group of Masons. Unfortunately, the great majority of members do not feel the need to attend and often we find that officers are also officers in other divisions of Masonry, which proves their dedication of our ideals, but is nevertheless a strain on other relationships. I have had the pleasure of presenting several 25 and 50-Year Jewels. It was an especial pleasure when the Companion honoured had been an active member of his Chapter. Ezra No. 23 has started a travelling Keystone. I hope that as this stone moves about the world it will initiate many new friendships as the transfer of the stone encourages visits and hopefully each Chapter will make a big occasion out of it. Ezra also had the "Saga of he Holy Royal Arch" shown. It proved an enjoyable and educational experience. Regal Chapter in Port Dover is arranging to show this film also. I find Royal Arch Masonry fairly steady in the District, with the worst problem being too many inactive members. If each Chapter would appoint someone to teach each candidate how to prove himself between degrees, a stronger bond would exist and a means of keeping more members active would be found. There are some who can't do the work but they might be good as instructors. After diligent search, I was unable to get a Companion to look after the Bursary affairs, but everyone now knows of its function. It would be a good thing to mention in the monthly notice once in a while, that we should keep track of departed Royal Arch Masons' children and widows. They should be told of the help available to them. This, in turn, will impress the Companions of the desirability of memorial dona- tions, bequests, etc. This has been an enjoyable and memorable year for me. I thank the Companions for their many courtesies and Rt. Ex. Comp. Jack Petrie for his help and support and I pledge my support to my successor. ANNUAL CONVOCATION, NIAGARA FALLS, 1977 41 WELLINGTON DISTRICT No. 4 R. Ex. Comp. John W. Long Grand Superintendent Most Excellent Companion, Wm. H. Sproule, Grand First Principal, Royal Arch Masons of Canada, in the Province of Ontario. Most Excellent Sir: It has been an honour and privilege to serve as your Grand Super- intendent of Wellington District No. 4. My sincere thanks to all Com- panions of Wellington Disrict No. 4 for electing me to this office, and to you Most Excellent Sir for confirming that election. Excellent Companion Robert Borland consented to act as my Secre- tary and accompanied me on all of my official visits. He also accom- panied me on most of my informal visits of which there were many. I thank him for his help and assistance. A very special thanks to Ex- cellent Companion Noel Butterworth of Halton Chapter who acted as my chauffeur on all of my official visits and most of the informal visits. Wellington District No. 4 is showing steady growth, our member- ship has increased and attendance is up. On one of our official visits, we had the pleasure of the attendance of 12 Past Grand Superintendents. Official Visits were made to all Chapters in the District and a degree was conferred on each visit. The degrees were conferred with dignity and sincerity. It was apparent the Companions were interested in fulfilling their parts. The Grand Superintendent was properly received on all Official Visits and was warmly welcomed on informal visits. The presentation of Royal Arch Mason certificates, Past Principals Jewels, and 25 Year Past Principal Jewels were just a few of the pleasant memories I have of this year. Most Excellent Sir, I could go on and on with the many joys this year has given me. Thank you each and every one for a wonderful year. HAMILTON DISTRICT No. 5 R. Ex. Comp. Percy A. Barr Grand Superintendent To Most Ex. Comp. Wm. H. Sproule, The Grand Council, All Grand Chapter Officers. My Companions: I would like to take this opportunity to say a very sincere thank you for confirming my election as Grand Superintendent of Hamilton District No. 5. To the Principals of St. Clair for nominating me for this high Office. To the Members of the Principals' Association and all Princi- pals and Past Principals of Hamilton District No. 5 I say "Thank You". I was thrilled and yet very humble when I was elected to serve you as the representative of The Most Excellent the Grand First Principal of Royal Arch Masons in the Province of Ontario. My personal tribute goes out at this time to an outstanding mem- ber of Royal Arch Masons in Distric 5 in he person of Rt. Ex. Comp. Ralph J. Cocks who was called to the great beyond from which no 42 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA PROCEEDINGS traveller returns. May the blessing of the Most High be with him and his family. My first appointment was to Ex. Comp. Stanley Chisholm to serve as my Secretary and to which he has done a tremendous job. My special thanks, Stan. In District No. 5 we have had a very good year, 56 applications were received and processed and we had a total of 37 deaths and with- drawals. The withdrawals should be of concern to all of us as we take another look at ourselves. Are we spreading light and knowledge as promised in our ritual. Do we make an honest effort to curtail with- drawals. By assisting in the needs of others. This has been a year of Challenge, Opportunity, Achievement and Personal Satisfaction. The Challenge — To promote Royal Arch Masonry in the District. The Opportunity — To assist in spreading light and knowledge to all Companions. Achievements — This year was a year of many achievements. Dur- ing the past twelve months I have attended all different kinds of functions. In the beginning we began with a School of Instruction at Markham on the do's and dont's, the why's and the wherefor's of our Office. The Grand Executive deserve a hearty vote of thanks for all the time they spent to make our job run smoothly ... It must be very rewarding to them when business runs smoothly. Then we were on to Gananoque for the Dedication of the new Chapter Rooms and dinner and dance which was thoroughly enjoyed by all. On our return toward home the Divine Service in Campbellford was a service of Dedication to our Chapters. The Executive Meeting in Midland I was sorry to have missed but by the minutes it looks as though it was also a great success. Then on to my visitations. I visited all our Chapters in the Dis- trict once prior to my Official Visit. This I felt was a get to know each other night and it helped to relieve the tension that comes with an Official Visit. It helps put the First Principal at ease and lets the other Officers know that we are all nervous when we meet for the first official entrance into their Chapter. The Chapters all received me with dignity and grace. Their records are all in very good condition, one Chapter is having a hard time in get- ting its members out but is steadily improving. The highlight of my Official Visit was when we visited Caledonia and every Chapter in the District was represented except one and they had a previous commit- ment and sent their regrets. There were numerous other activities in the District such as Straw- berry Socials, Golf Tournament, Divine Service, Special Degree Team, (Scottish) Robbie Burns Night, 100th Anniversary of St. Clair, Ladies' Nights. One Ladies' Night in particular was when Seymour Lodge and Ancaster Chapter got together for their annual. It was a tremendous success and I would strongly recommend this action to other Chapters not only in our District but throughout Ontario. The personal satisfaction came from you, my Companions, as I made my visitations throughout the District. You were always with me. This has made my year. Special thanks to Very Ex. Comp. Elmer Zimmerman who made all but one of my Official Visits and most of my fraternal ones. I visited each Chapter at least 3 times and some as high as 5 and of St. Clair I attended all 10. ANNUAL CONVOCATION, NIAGARA FALLS, 1977 43 It gave me great satisfaction to be honoured in presenting several R.A.M. certificates. 50-Year Jewels were presented to three Companions, 3 Twenty-Five Year Past Principals Jewels, 3 Sixty Year Numerals. To all these Companions once again may I congratulate you and wish that you may wear them for many years to come. In conclusion, I am looking forward to another good year in Capi- tular Masonry for Hamilton District No. 5. I know that the Office of Grand Superintendent will be capably filled and that harmony will con- tinue throughout our District. HURON DISTRICT No. 6 Rt. Ex. Co |mp. Walter Neable Grand Superintendent Most Excellent Companion, William H. Sproule, Grand First Principal, Grand Chapter, Royal Arch Masons of Canada, in the Province of Ontario. Most Excellent Sir: I would like to thank Bernard Chapter, No. 146, for nominating me for the office of Grand Superintendent, and to all Chapters in District No. 6 for unanimously supporting my election. May I express my sincere appreciation to the Grand First Principal, M. Ex. Companion William Harold Sproule for confirming my election. The "workshop" held in Markham in early June afforded very valuable guidance and assistance while preparing for my Official Visits. Rt. Ex. Companion Frederick Conley is to be commended in arranging such a delicious dinner. As my first duty, I appointed Ex. Companion Bruce Steenson as my Secretary. I do appreciate the many ways he has assisted me at all times, and his faithfulness in accompaning me to the various Chapters. I wish to thank Ex. Companion Leonard Browse for willingly accepting the position as Chairman of the Bursary. Sunday, October 24, a large number of Companions from Huron District No. 6 attended a Divine Church Service at Knox Presbyterian Church, Listowel. The Minister in charge was V. Wor. Bro. The Rev- erend J. J. Harold Morris, Immediate Past Grand Chaplain of the Grand Lodge of Saskatchewan. His sermon was most inspiring. Elliott Chapter, Mitchell, was host to the Principals' Association, October 25. A well planned evening was enjoyed. Following a banquet, the Masonic Education Committee under the direction of Rt. Ex. Com- panion Ross Kercher, Ex. Companion Stan. Wheeler and Ex. Companion Leonard Boyce gave instructive lessons and conducted a question and answer period. A spring meeting is to be held, April 26, at Wingham. I would like to commend the Principals' Association on their splendid efforts. In spite of the severe road conditions, I was able to complete all my Official Visits. Many of the Chapters I have visited a second time and before the termination of my office, I plan to visit the remaining ones. I would like to congratulate each Chapter, the Degrees were well presented with dignity and with sincerity. I was received into each Chapter in the same manner and the right hand of fellowship was extended by all. I would like to thank all of the members of Bernard Chapter, No. 146, who accompanied me on my visits and also all who attended the meetings. I would like to express my gratitude to Ex. Companion Ross Kercher for his assistance. 44 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA PROCEEDINGS As I look over the yearly reports, it is my wish that all Chapters will endeavour to strengthen their membership and attendance. Although special meetings are well attended, it would be most gratify- ing for the Officers if all members would make an effort to be present at all convocations. It was with a great deal of pleasure that I invested V. Ex. Com- panion William Cameron with his Grand Chapter Regalia as Grand Organist. It was also my privilege to present Companion Robert Kelly, Ex. Companions Matheson McGaw and William E. Thompson with their 50-Year R.A.M. Jewels and Ex. Companion Irwin Speiran with his 25-Year Past Principal's Jewel. To have represented the Grand First Principal, Most Excellent Companion, William H. Sproule in District No. 6 has been a highlight in my Masonic life and I wish to thank all for their assistance and guid- ance. I wish to offer congratulations and my whole hearted support to my successor and I trust that he will derive the same satisfaction from serving Huron District No. 6 that I have enjoyed. NIAGARA DISTRICT No. 7 Rt. Ex. Comp. Allyn R. Fast Grand Superintendent Most Excellent Companion William H. Sproule, Grand First Principal, Grand Chapter, Royal Arch Masons of Canada in the Province of Ontario. It is a pleasant duty that I have the privilege of submitting my report of activities in the Niagara District No. 7, in respect to Royal Arch Masonry during 1977. To the Ruling Principals. Past Principals and Royal Arch Masons for their confidence in electing me as their Grand Superintendent and to the Most Excellent Grand First Principal, William H. Sproule, in his confirmation of the election and for the privilege of being his represen- tative in District No. 7. My first official duty was to appoint Ex. Comp. G. Floyd Hughes as my Secretary and Ex. Comp. Victor W. Ozol as the District Chairman of the Bursary Fund. Both confirmed my confidence in their ability and performed their duties in a capable manner. While I am reluctant to single an individual out for praise I feel I must bring to the atten- tion of Capitular Masonry, Ex. Comp. Ozol's effort to further the Bur- sary Fund support in our District. At his own expense, he had an in- formative pamphlet printed on the Bursary Fund, its aims, achievements and information on how we could participate. He then accompanied me on my visits throughout the District and gave each Scribe E. a sufficient number for each Companion to receive his own personal copy which was included with the notice. His efforts are appreciated and I sincerely thank him. The trestle board was the next official duty and in drawing it up the Most High must have guided my hand. Between Oct. 4th to Nov. 9th, 1976, all Official Visits in the District were completed. It was well, for the "Blizzard of '77" made travel impossible and at best exceedingly difficult; so much so that I was unable to attend all, but three Installa- tion Nights, as I had planned to do. On my Official Visits, I was received in a very dignified manner, also with that measure of friendship that makes our understanding so complete. My first extra-curricular duty was to dedicate a leather bound register book to the memory of a great Mason in our District in ANNUAL CONVOCATION, NIAGARA FALLS, 1977 45 the person of Ex. Comp. Penwarden. This beautifully tooled cover was presented to Willson Chapter No. 64 in Welland by his two sons — Rt. Ex. Comp. G. Douglas Penwarden and V. Ex. Comp. Bruce D. Pen- warden. Their father was a Past ruling officer in every York Rite body, as well as a fifty year member in most. I also was privileged to present several 25-Year Past Principals Jewels as well as Past Prin- cipals Jewels to my Companions and friends at the end of their suc- cessful year. To the informative Master Mason nights held which were well re- ceived and successful due in a large measure to Rt. Ex. Comp. Gordon H. Stuart and the showing of the film "Saga of the Holy Royal Arch". The work in the District is generally well done and those Chapters that have had a difficult time are being aided by their "neighbours" which demonstrates the true spirit of our fraternity. The District Divine Church service was held on Oct. 31st, 1976 at Central Avenue United Church and was fairly well attended. I was most pleased to have Rt. Ex. Comp. Fred Scott, the Grand Third Princi- pal, join us, accompanied by his most gracious wife. Many occasions were pleasant and rewarding, in meeting new Com- panions and their ladies, seeing new places and enjoying their com- pany. Probably the most enjoyable for my daughters was the time spent at Gananoque during the Dedication of their new Temple and the wonderful boat trip and company on it. The most rewarding for me was the Grand Superintendents' work shop at Markham and the knowledge I gained there to enable me to do my "tour of duty" in a more efficient manner. My thanks to the committee members who g-ave of their time and knowledge and particularly to Rt. Ex. Comp. F. C. Conley, the Grand Scribe E. for putting up with my short comings and the valuable assistance he gave then and many times thereafter. In closing, may I again thank the Companions of Niagara District ( No. 7, for the pleasant memories which surround the evenings we spent together. I have enjoyed the work, your companionship and I trust and know you will accord the same kindness to my successor in office. TORONTO DISTRICT No. 8 R. Ex. Comp. Harvey J. Wilson Grand Superintendent It has been a great privilege and honour to have served as Grand Superintendent of Toronto District No. 8. I sincerely thank the Companions of King Solomon's Chapter No. 8 for my nomination and for their support at Grand Chapter and all the Present and Past Principals of the District for their confidence in electing me to this important office, also M. Ex. Comp. William H. Sproule for confirming my election. My first duty was to appoint Ex. Comp. Donald C. Armstrong as my Secretary. I will be forever grateful for the manner in which he has carried out his duties and still found the time to support his Chapter and District. After consultation with several Past Grand Superintendents and The Ruling Principals of our District, a trestle board of Official Visita- tions was completed and I am pleased to report that at each of these Official Visits I was cordially received and welcomed as were the Grand Chapter Officers who accompanied me on these visits. 46 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA PROCEEDINGS The Degree Work was done in the prescribed manner in each of our 13 Chapters and the Companions made that extra effort that makes a Degree impressive to the Candidate and a pleasure for all Members to observe. My Secretary reported to me that he found the records of each Chapter well kept and in good order. The Scribe E.'s of our District are to be commended for their efforts. In addition to the Official Visits I was privileged to be present at all the Installation and Investiture Ceremonies which took place in the District starting in November, 1976 and finishing in the month of January, 1977 and I am pleased to report that the attendance was good. The improved attendance I feel sure was due in part to more of our Chapters having their Installation in November or December instead of January. The Divine Service for the combined Districts 8 and 8A was held on Sunday, October 3, 1976, at St. David's Anglican Church and was well attended. The lessons were read by R. Ex. Comp. Fred Scott, our Grand Third Principal and R. Ex. Comp. Clarence A. Faulkner, the Grand Chaplain. Many thanks to R. Ex. Comp. George Hinchliff, the Grand Superintendent of Toronto District No. 8A for his co-operation in planning this event. A Chapter of Masonic Instruction and Education was held at York Chapter No. 62 on November 12, 1976, also at The St. Andrew and St. John Chapter No. 4 on February 7, 1977. Both of these evenings were under the direction of R. Ex. Comp. E. W. Elcombe and R. Ex. Comp. Wm. J. Morgan who not only presented an interesting evening to our District but offered their services to individual Chapters needing guid- ance. To these two Companions I will be forever grateful, as the results of their efforts took immediate effect and our District is much stronger because of this. There were a considerable number of requests for By-law changes in the past year but I feel that this was to be expected. Due to the rising costs, the Chapters had to have increased revenue in order to keep their books balanced. I would like to thank R. Ex. Comp. Fred Conley, our Grand Scribe E., for his advice and assistance in these changes. There have been numerous social evenings sponsored by the Chap- ters in the District and Mrs. Wilson and I had the pleasure of attending most of these very enjoyable evenings. This social activity contributes much to the well being of our Chapters, especially when the Companions take over the kitchen and show us how it's done. It has been a pleasure and an honour for me, on several occasions, to present 50-Year Royal Arch Mason's Jewels and 25-Year Past Prin- cipal's Jewels to Companions of our District who have served Royal Arch Masonry so well for many years. On November 23, 1976, The Royal Arch Mason's Welfare Committee of Toronto Districts 8 and 8A made a presentation in the form of a cheque to York Central Hospital in Richmond Hill, Ontario. This cheque was to be used to furnish an emergency room in the hospital. It was my pleasure to be present for this presentation and I am very proud of the work these Companions are doing in our Districts. During the past few years there were two Chapters in our District that required assistance from the Committee For Associate Member- ship and it is a pleasure for me to report that both these Chapters are doing very well. They continue to expand their membership and are ANNUAL CONVOCATION, NIAGARA FALLS, 1977 47 doing a good job with their Degree Work. The work of this Committee has made the future of Royal Arch Masonry in District 8 look very good indeed. In conclusion, I would like to thank all the Companions who helped make my term as Grand Superintendent a very rewarding one and to my successor, I pledge my support. TORONTO DISTRICT No. 8A R. Ex. Comp. George Hinchliff Grand Superintendent Most Ex. Comp. Wm. H. Sproule, Grand First Principal, Royal Arch Masons of Canada in the Province of Ontario. Dear Sir and Most Ex. Comp.: The presentation of this report on the status of Royal Arch Masonry in Toronto District 8A, Most Excellent Sir, affords me the providential means of expressing my gratitude to those responsible for my nomina- tion and elevation to the office of Grand Superintendent of Toronto District 8A, and at the same time allows me to thank you for the confirmation of my election to the same. The appointment of Ex. Comp. Steve Pilcher as my Secretary proved to be a wise decision on my part, as this worthy Mason assisted me greatly in my efforts as your representative. In accordance with the Constitution of Grand Chapter, a meeting of the Ruling Principals was held at Weston Temple on May 2nd, at which time the dates for Official Visits and Education and Guidance meetings were ratified. I was most warmly and cordially received, and in my opening remarks stated that while 'Communication' was my keyword, "Know what you preach" was to be my gospel. With the assistance of Rt. Ex. Comp. E. K. Hogaboom and the Chairman of our Public Rela- tions Committee, Ex. Comp. George Johnson, who was also responsible for issuing three fine editions of our District Newsletter 'In The Quar- ries', I believe we were quite successful in the area of communication. Insofar as education is concerned, I presented a paper on each of my official visits and was fortunate in having such well informed Grand Chapter Officers in the persons of Rt. Ex. Comps. G. H. Stuart and Wm. J. Boston as Vice-Chairmen of our Education and Guidance Com- mittee to further enlighten our Companions. Highlights of my year included the well organized reception hosted by Peel Chapter held in your honour, Most Ex. Sir, the reception for Most Ex. Comp. Wm. Thomson by King Solomon Chapter in District 8, two visitations to Buffalo with Mt. Sinai Chapter, the Welfare Night and Man of the Year award presented by Mt. Sinai, the heartwarming reception held in my own honour by my beloved Ulster Chapter, the Dedication of the Temple and weekend at Gananogue and Campbellford, and the various Grand Chapter functions where I made new friends and renewed old acquaintances. I was sincerely welcomed on all my Official Visits, and the attend- ance on these occasions and on Installation Nights was gratifying. However, I cannot say the same for our District Divine Service, our first education night, or the support given by my District at Grand Convocation, notably at the Grand Ball. Through the strenuous efforts of various individuals and myself, I believe we may have reversed this situation, as witness the attendance at our second education night, but it is too early yet to tell. 48 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA PROCEEDINGS Generally speaking, the standard of work in the constituent Chap- ters is good, although I noted a sense of complacency on at least three occasions. Two of our Chapters required the help of associate members. It should be noted that these two Chapters do not meet as often as the others, and as a direct result are losing touch with their membership, and show a lack of proficiency in degree work. Many Chapters are experiencing a reluctance on the part of members to take office, and I understand that this is prevalent throughout the Jurisdiction. One hears much about the formation of special degree teams, and the idea has some merit if applied in a geographical sense, bearing in mind the possible conflict of meetings. I would recommend that the First Principals of the Chapters (5) meeting at Port Credit, Streetsville, Brampton, Mimico and Renforth Temples get together and form at lease two teams for each degree with the Ruling Principals of the host Chapter acting as presiders in the appropriate degree. Similarly, the Chapters (5) meeting at Weston, Davenport and Annette St. could join forces, leaving the Chapters (4) meeting at Thorncliffe and Rich- mond Hill to formulate their teams. This action, Most Ex. Sir, would or should show a marked improvement in ritualistic proficiency, im- press our candidates, improve intervisitations and relieve the pressure on the Ruling Principals, allowing them to concentrate more on the acquisition of new members and the general improvement of their respective Chapters. Contributions to Grand Chapter Bursary Fund increased dramati- cally due to the outstanding efforts of Ex. Comp. John Kline and Ex. Comp. Robt. Rigby who issued a fine informative leaflet to the whole district enclosing it with all summonses. The Companions once again were involved in various Welfare activities, and the Ruling Principals' Association is as strong as it ever was. In closing, Most Ex. Sir, I would recognize the assistance given to me by our Grand Scribe E., Rt. Ex. Comp. Fred Conley, throughout the year, thank Rt. Ex. Comp. Harvey Wilson, Grand Superintendent, District 8, for his company on different occasions, and all Companions for their kindness on what proved to be a most pleasurable and wonder- ful experience. GEORGIAN DISTRICT No. 9 R. Ex. Comp. G. W. Campbell Grand Superintendent Grand First Principal, Royal Arch Masons of Canada in the Province of Ontario. I respectfully submit my report on Capitular Masonry in Georgian District No. 9. I would be remiss if I did not first thank my sponsors and those who supported me wholeheartedly on my election to this high and im- portant office in Grand Chapter and also my sincere appreciation to Most Excellent Companion William Sproule for his confirmation of same. My first official duty was to appoint Ex. Comp. George Styles as my Secretary who has done an excellent job in keeping my corres- pondence in order and up to date. At the District Meeting held at Manitou Chapter, Collingwood on May 28th, 1976 the dates for my Official Visits were confirmed. The first of the dates confirmed was Parry Sound Seguin Chapter, June 4th, and finishing with Manitou Chapter, Collingwood, on January 28th, 1977. My thanks to Manitou Chapter for hosting the District Meeting. ANNUAL CONVOCATION, NIAGARA FALLS, 1977 49 All Official Visits of Chapters were adhered to except Owen Sound, which I had to postpone until the month of November because of another appointment I unadvoidably had to keep. All Chapters conferred a degree which the work was done to a great calibre of skill and perfection. I also found that all Chapters were in capable hands and that the future seems promising. After the official work of the evening, I gave a short educational talk along with slides in some Chapters of my recent trip to Israel — basically, on the "Dome of the Rock" which is the original site of King Solomon's Temple. I also had the pleasure of presenting each Chapter with a small keystone brought from King Solomon's Quarries. This was mounted on a large wooden keystone and a suitably engraved plaque to commemorate the occasion. A number of invitations were extended to show slides and movies on special nights. This was no doubt the highlight of the visitations. On my Official Visit to Kichikewana Chapter, Midland, I had the honour of presenting the Very Excellent Apron Sash and Collar to Very Ex. Comp. V. Newman, who was appointed Grand Outer Guard. Fifty Year Jewel was presented to Comp Hirlehey who is in the Commer Nursing Home and is quite well. Other 50 Year Jewels were presented to Rt. Ex. Comu. D. R. Davidson of Amabel Chapter and Rt. Ex. Comp. R. Wilson of Kichikewana Chapter. V. Ex. Comp. Elden French of Kichikewana Chapter was presented with a 25 Year Past Principal's Jewel. In summing up, it has been a very busy, rewarding and delightful year. The highlight, of course, was the trip my wife and I had to the Holy Land which enabled me to share and bring a real Masonic message to my Companions, Brethren and friends, which I know in my heart has brought me close to the Companions and Brethren in all Masonic circles. At the Installation of Officers at Signet Chapter in February, I had the pleasure of acting as Installing Z. During the proceedings, along with visitors from sister Chapters, I had the honour of installing my brother, Ex. Comp. Frank Campbell, to the First Principal's Chair. This was indeed a rare opportunity. My many thanks to all those who assisted and travelled with me, especially to my Secretary, Ex. Comp. George Styles, for his untiring efforts in assisting me. A Special 'Thanks' also goes to all Grand Chapter Officers for, without their guidance and assistance, my year would not have been as rewarding. To my Successor, may I extend hearty congratulations on his appointment. May he receive the warm welcome and co-operative support which was so sincerely extended to me. I sincerely pledge to him my genuine support along with the wish that his year be as rewarding as mine. ONTARIO DISTRICT No. 10 Rt. Ex. Comp. Jack G. Magee Grand Superintendent Most Ex. Companion W. H. Sproule, Grand First Principal, Royal Arch Masons of Canada. Most Excellent Sir: It has indeed been an honour and a privilege to serve as the Grand Superintendent of Ontario District No. 10. My sincere thanks to the 50 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA PROCEEDINGS Companions of Pentalpha Chapter No. 28, Oshawa, for their nomination and to all the Companions of Ontario District No. 10 in electing me as the personal representative of the Most Excellent the Grand First Principal. I would like to express my sincere gratitude to you, Most Excellent Sir, in your confirmation. My first duty was to appoint Ex. Comp. Robert Temperton as my Secretary. He accompanied me on all my official and fraternal visits performing his duties in a most capable and efficient manner. This faithful support, interest and encouragement has made my term of office most enjoyable. I also appointed Ex. Comp. Russell Flutter as District Chaplain and Ex. Comp. Frank Manos as District Bursary Chairman. I wish to thank them for their support and willingness to assume these responsibilities. The reception afforded myself and my Secretary on our visitations throughout District No. 10 was on all occasions warm, friendly and respectful of Grand Chapter. I have officially visited all eleven Chapters in District No. 10 and on all occasions a degree was conferred by the members of their re- spective Chapters. On all my Official Visits I encouraged every Companion to meet and support me at my next visitation and as a result I received great support from most Chapters of my District. I attended the following Installations accompanied by my Secretary, Ex. Comp. R. Temperton and a faithful following of Companions from our district: Pentalpha No. 28, Oshawa; Keystone No. 35, Whitby; Palestine No. 249, Bowmanville (same night as Ionic No. 168, Camp- bellford); King Darius No. 134, Cannington; Midland No. 94, Lindsay; St. Johns No. 48, Cobourg and Corinthian No. 36, Peterborough. At this time in my term of office it has been my privilege to present four 25 Year Past Principals' Jewels and one 50 Year Royal Arch Mason Jewel to the following dedicated and worthy Companions of Royal Arch Masonry in District No. 10: Rt. Ex. Comp. Harry Ewing, Warkworth Chapter No. 110, Warkworth; Very Ex. Comp. George Mc- Combe, Midland Chapter No. 94, Lindsay; Ex. Comp. Spencer, Excelsior Chapter No. 45, Colborne; Ex. Comp. Harold Tonkin, Pentalpha Chapter No. 28, Oshawa. I also presented Very Excellent Companion Robert Mark of Midland Chapter No. 94, Lindsay, with his regalia after his appointment as Grand Steward. A 50 Year Royal Arch Mason Jewel was presented to Comp. Fred Hinchley of King Darius Chapter No. 134, Cannington. It was indeed a pleasure for myself and my wife, Edith, to have the opportunity of attending Ladies' Nights at Ionic Chapter No. 168, Campbellford; Pentalpha No. 28, Oshawa and Keystone No. 35, Whitby. Each function was well organized, well attended and most successful. The Divine Service for Ontario District No. 10 was held on Oct. 24, 1976 at Northminster United Church, Oshawa and was a success inspite of adverse weather conditions. I am very happy to report that we now have a very strong, active, organized Principals' Association in Ontario District No. 10. The Association held a well attended corn roast for the Companions and their ladies at the home of Ex. Comp. George Finnie of St. John's Chapter, Cobourg. The Installation Ceremony at St. John's No. 48, Cobourg, was con- ducted by the Principals' Association of District No. 10 under the direction of Ex. Comp. Box. The work was excellent as presented by ANNUAL CONVOCATION, NIAGARA FALLS, 1977 51 the various Companions representing all the Chapters of the District. It is my sincere wish that this body will be again utilized in future years. In closing, I would like to express my sincere thanks to all those Companions who supported me in my term of office, extend my best wishes to my successor and pledge my support and co-operation. PRINCE EDWARD DISTRICT No. 11 Rt. Ex. Comp. James H. York Grand Superintendent To the M. Ex. The Grand First Principal and The Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of Canada in the Province of Ontario. I submit my report on the condition of Royal Arch Masonry in Prince Edward District No. 11. I would first like to thank the Principals and Past Principals of Prince Edward Chapter No. 31 for proposing me for this high office. To the Principals of the District for supporting my nomination and to M. Ex. Comp. W. Sproule for confirming my election to this high office, I offer my sincere thanks. My first request on accepting this high office was for the support of my predecessors, the Past and Present Principals of the District. This has been given unstintingly throughout the year. I had the pleasure of appointing Ex. Comp. J. N. Gray as my Secretary. He has accompanied me on all official as well as casual visits, and has done a very efficient job throughout the year. I appointed Ex. Comp. C. Brummell as Bursary Chairman. Rt. Ex. Comp. L. Hagerman as Public Relations Committee Chairman. Comp. Rev. R. Jones consented to act as District Chaplain. Rt. Ex. Comp. E. L. Godman was appointed Masonic Education Chairman for the District. All committee chairmen carried out their duties in a very satisfactory manner. My Official Visits were carried out as per schedule except for one to Presqu'ile Chapter No. 144, Brighton, for this visit I am indebted to Rt. Ex. Comp. E. L. Goodman who acted on my behalf. I was unable to attend due to a death in my family. During all my visits I was received with dignity and respect at all times as the representative of the Grand First Principal. After being received in the East, the Travelling Triangle was placed on the Volume of the Sacred Law by my Secretary, Ex. Comp. John N. Gray, on each visit. Degrees were conferred on each visit in a dignified and efficient manner. Ex. Comp. J. N. Gray examined the books, records, etc., and forwarded any comments on above in writing to me before I made any comment at each meeting. I have on a number of occasions suggested to Chapters that they form a degree team and let the Craft Lodges know they are available to confer degrees in the Craft Lodges, pre- ferably the third degree, but any degree would be acceptable. In this manner interest might be generated in Royal Arch Masonry. The above has been done in some Chapters and I am looking forward to attending one or two more before my term of office ends in April. I highly recommend this practice with a short talk on R.A.M. in general. I think it enhances our image in the ground we must cultivate to get member- ship and interest. It has been the practice in some of our Craft Lodges when a member who is a R.A.M. is to be installed as W.M. all R.A.M. line up in the west, about turn after recognizing the W.M. and a spokes- 52 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA PROCEEDINGS man says a few words of congratulations on his having been thought worthy enough to be placed in the chair of K. S. This also keeps R.A.M. in the picture and in the minds of all members present. Attendance seems to be on the upswing at regular Convocations as is enthusiasm. Attendance could improve still more and I believe the forming of degree teams to work degrees in Craft Lodges on invitation, with the right talk and comments afterwards will help R.A.M. generally. During the past year I had the pleasure in conjunction with M. Ex. Comp. F. W. D. Welham of presenting a Fifty Year R.A.M. Jewel to Comp. A. McGlachan and a twenty-five Past Principal's Jewel to V. Ex. Comp. S. Lennox, both of Moira Chapter No. 7, on May 4, 1976. I presented a Twenty-Five Year Past Principal's Jewel to Ex. Comp. W. C. Hageboom of Mt. Sinai Chapter No. 44 on June 16, 1976. A Fifty Year R.A.M. Jewel was presented to Comp. C. Macllrath by Rt. Ex. Comp. C. Faulkner and myself in Quinte Friendship Chapter No. 227 on November 8, 1976. At Prince Edward Chapter No. 31 I asked V. Ex. Comp. P. Hodson to present a Twenty-Five Year Past Principal's Jewel to Ex. Comp. G. Ackerman. Due to his wife's prolonged illness he has been unable to attend for some time. I was very honoured at the banquet table on November 15, 1976, when M. Ex. Comp. B. H. Smith presented me with a replica of the keystone. It was a great surprise and a most pleasant one to be honoured by a great Mason and a man I greatly respect for his activity in and out of Masonry. Also for his continuing assistance to me especially this year. I expect to have the privilege of presenting a Past Principal's Jewel to Ex. Comp. W. Batchelor of Moira Chapter No. 7 in the near future, also a Sixty-Year Numeral to Comp. F. Hinchey also of Moira Chapter No. 7. I attended the School of Instruction for Grand Superintendents at Markham on June 5, 1976, and attended the Dedication Service at Leeds Chapter No. 132, in Gananoque, on September 18, 1976. Ionic Chapter No. 168 Campbellford Divine Service celebrating the Centennial of Campbellford on October 23, 1976. On October 24, 1976, a Divir^e Service in the Temple, Mt. Nebo Chapter No. 76. I intend to attend the Dedication Service at Carleton Chapter No. 16, Ottawa on March 26, 1977. Prince Edward District No. 11, Divine Service was held on October 3, 1976, at 7:30 p.m., in the Temple, Prince Edward Chapter No. 31, Picton. A number of Companions, my Secretary and myself taking part in the service. I invited a number of Jamaican workers who sang "Amazing Grace" in Jamaican. They were most impressed with the regalia and enthusiasm at the Service. I have received a letter of thanks for inviting them from their lead hand. The service was under the direction of Comp. R. Jones, District Chaplain, and was very well attended by a good number of non-masons and their families as well as a very satisfactory number of R.A.M. Although not a R.A.M. the D.D.G.M. Prince Edward District, R. Wor. Bro. L. Wight was present and recognized. He wore formal regalia and his presence was appreciated. The collection from the Divine Service in the amount of $100.00 was donated to the Grand Chapter Bursary Fund. ANNUAL CONVOCATION, NIAGARA FALLS, 1977 53 I hope to attend Lodge No. 227, Brampton, April 18, 1977, when M. Ex. Comp. W. Sproule is placed in the chair of K. S. I am looking forward to District No. 11 Ladies' Night on April 2, 1977. In addition to official visits I visited all Chapters in the District three or more times. I also attended most installations. In conclusion I have a strong feeling that R.A.M. will continue to improve in this District in all respects. It has been an interesting and rewarding year and one I will remember and cherish all my life. I would like to offer my full sup- port to my successors and to R.A.M. in general in the coming years. My thanks also to Rt. Ex. Comp. V. McMurray for getting me started off in the right direction at the start of the year. ST. LAWRENCE DISTRICT No. 12 Rt. Ex. Comp. Ralph L. Gostlin Grand Superintendent To the M. Ex. Comp. William H. Sproule, the Grand First Principal, I submit the following report on Royal Arch Masonry as found in my official travels, visitations and communications through- out St. Lawrence District No. 12. First, my sincere thanks to the Past Principals of Ancient Frontenac and Cataraqui Chapter No. 1 for nominating me for the high office of District Grand Superintendent and to the Past Prin- cipals' Association for supporting that nomination, also to M. Ex. Comp. William H. Sproule for confirming my election. My first official duty was to appoint Ex. Comp. Walter C. Warmington as Secretary and who in this capacity has carried out his duties in a most efficient manner. He has accompanied me on all my visitations and has been a tower of strength throughout the year. His support was very much appreciated. I also wish to put on record my thanks to all those Companions who took time to accompany me from time to time on my visitations. After my investiture, a District meeting was held on May 27th, 1976 at Brockville, Ontario, and a proposed program for the season discussed and an election of officers for the Past Principals' Association held, the following members being elected: President, Ex. Comp. T. A. (Burt) Irwin, Covenant Chapter No. 113, Cornwall; Vice-President, Ex. Comp. Lawrence 0. Walker, Grenville Chapter No. 22, Prescott; Bursary Committee, Rt. Ex. Comp. Gordon Forbes, Maitland Chapter No. 68, Kemptville; Masonic Education, Rt. Ex. Comp. T. A. (Gus) Parkin, Sussex-St. Lawrence, Chapter No. 59, Brockville; Membership, Ex. Comp. G. B. (Bert) Carley, Sussex-St. Lawrence Chapter No. 59, Brockville. After the summer vacation, the first event was the Dedication of Leeds Chapter No. 132 Rooms at Gananoque, Ontario, on September 18th, 1976. Most of the Grand Chapter Officers, Present and Past attended, as well as many Companions. The Lodge rooms were packed. The Dedication was followed by a boat cruise and lunch on the St. Lawrence River, following the cruise a Grand Dinner and Dance was held. A District Church Service was held the next morning and was well attended. I was kindly and graciously received by all Chapters in my District as befitted the representative of the Grand First Principal. 54 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA PROCEEDINGS The degree work was fairly well presented in most of the Chapters but I do feel that some are forced to depend too much on past officers Men who know the ritual so well that they are inclined to rhyme it off too fast and with no expression. What this District needs is new blood, younger men, in most of the Chapters, and a willingness on the part of the older members to step aside and encourage the new members to participate. We also need more social functions in order to make Royal Arch Masonry more attractive to belong to, not just a stepping stone to the Shrine. I feel it my duty to report that two of our Chapters in District No. 12, Grenville Chapter No. 22, Prescott, and Maitland Chapter No. 68, Kemptville, are badly in need of new or updated accommodations. If we are to attract and hold the loyalty of new candidates we must provide more adequate and comfortable surroundings. I have presented the Fifty Year Jewels sent to me whenever w( could get the Veterans to attend Chapter, but when they were not well or too far away, we mailed them. The last Chapter Convocation I was permitted to attend was the Dedications of the Royal Arch Rooms at Ottawa. This was a very impressive ceremony, the same as it was in Gananoque, followed by a lovely dinner and dance, a most enjoyable weekend, ending with Divine Service on Sunday morning in Ottawa. It has been a privilege, an honour and a pleasure to have served Capitular Masonry as Grand Superintendent during 1976-77 and I pledge my support to my successor and the Craft in the future. OTTAWA DISTRICT No. 13 Rt. Ex. Comp. Frank A. Simpson Grand Superintendent To the Grand First Principal, Officers and Members of Royal Arch Masons of Canada in the Province of Ontario. In submiting this report, I would first thank the Present and Past Principals of the Ottawa District for the confidence they have placed in me by electing me to represent our Grand First Principal in this District, and to M. Ex. Comp. William H. Sproule, for confirming my election as Grand Superintendent. My first official duty was to appoint Ex. Comp. Meirion Griffiths as Secretary to the Grand Superintendent. If you want a job well done then find the man who is very busy and it will be done. Ex. Comp Griffiths not only did a great job as my Secretary but also was an inspiration and a great help in carrying out my duties as the Grand Superintendent. My second appointments were to appoint Rt. Ex. Comp. Clifford J. Meunier as the Chairman of the District Bursary Committee, and Rt. Ex. Comp. William T. Bradley as Chairman of the District Public Relations Committee. Both these Rt. Ex. Companions have done much to advance Royal Arch Masonry within this District, and during their term of office have visited all Chapters within this District and have given several short talks to the Companions of the Chapters on the various aspects dealing with Royal Arch Masonry. Rt. Ex. Comp. Cliff. Meunier has beein a tower of strength in convincing the Chapters to support the Grand Chapter Bursary Fund. There were seven applications from this District for Bursaries. In the month of June we in this District were very fortunate ANNUAL CONVOCATION, NIAGARA FALLS, 1977 55 in having Rt. Ex. Comp. Gordon Stuart visit Prince of Wales Chapter in Perth with the film "The Saga of The Holy Royal Arch" at that time there were 35 Master Masons in attendance which is considered as a very large group to attend such a night. From this evening several Master Masons have since made application to join Royal Arch Masonry. During my Official Visits to the 12 Chapters within this District I was very well received as the representative of the Most Excellent the Grand First Principal. On each visit I was attended by a large group of Past Grand Chapter Officers and Ruling First Principals as well as a large group of Past Principals and Companions, to whom I wish to thank them for their kind support. I found that the work in general was very well done and the dignity with which the various Degrees were presented was certainly a credit to the high ideals of Royal Arch Masonry. Generally within this District Masonry is now on the up swing and many Chapters are having quite an increase in applications for membership within the Chapters. This may be due to the Officers of the various Chapters expounding the beneficience of Royal Arch Masonry to the Brother Master Masons. On October 23-24 Ottawa Chapter No. 222 had the pleasure of a visit from the Royal Arch Chapters in Syracuse and Mexico City, New York. They had with them the Deputy Grand High Priest for the State of New York as well as the District Deputy Grand High Priest of New York Capitular District No. 20. I attended on the instructions of the Grand First Principal as he was not available at that time. The Ottawa Chapter conferred the M.E.M. degree for the Companions from New York. A very successful dinner and dance followed the afternoon session. On the 24th all Companions attended a Divine Service at Knox Presbyterian Church and Rt. Ex. Comp. K. Colburn read the lesson. Rt. Ex. Comp. K. Colburn is the Deputy Grand High Priest for the State of New York and prior to this being published in the Annual Proceedings will be the Grand High Priest of the State of New York. During my term of Office I have had three District Meetings as well as having visited all Chapters within this District on several occasions other than the Official Visits. I have attended the Grand First Principal on many of his official functions, as well as attending both Grand Executive Meetings. We in this District are looking forward to the visit of the Most Excellent Grand First Principal and other Members of Grand Chapter to the Dedication of the Chapter Rooms in the new Ottawa Masonic Temple on the 26th of March, 1977. At that time there will be the second Royal Arch Ball to be held during my term of office. Many of the Chapters in the District have had nights where they have had their Ladies attend in order to show slides of the Holy Land which were presented by Ex. Comp. Virgil Garrett who was on the trip to the Holy Land during last year's tour. These slides are of great interest to the Ladies and the Companions. During my term of office I have had the pleasure to present on behalf of Grand Chapter, a Sixty Year Bar to V. Ex. Comp. Wm. Pescod of Ottawa Chapter No. 222; Fifty Year Royal Arch Jewels to V. Ex. Comp. Ed. Young of Kitchener Chapter No. 210, and to Comps. John Henderson and William Old of Ottawa Chapter No. 222; a Twenty-Five Year Past Principal's Jewel to V. Ex. Comp. A. G. Humphries of Ottawa Chapter No. 222. 56 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA PROCEEDINGS With my term of office fast drawing: to a close I would thank all the Companions of this District for the support they have so generously given to me. I would also thank Rt. Ex. Comp. Fred C. Conley and the other Officers of the Grand Chapter for their help in making this a most profitable year for me as the Grand Superintendent. In conclusion I must add that working with Most Ex. Comp. William H. Sproule has been exciting and very reward- ing. We in Royal Arch Masonry are indeed fortunate to have such a person as our Grand First Principal. To my successor I wish him a very satisfying year and pledge my wholehearted support. Respectfully and fraternally submitted. ALGOMA DISTRICT No. 14 R. Ex. Comp. Carl A. Hellstrom Grand Superintendent M. Ex. Comp. William H. Sproule, Grand First Principal, Royal Arch Masons of Canada in the Province of Ontario. Dear Sir and M. Ex. Comp. Sproule: I respectfully submit the report on my actions, observations and findings during my term as Grand Superintendent of District No. 14. My thanks to the Officers of District No. 14, who nominated and elected me to replace the duly nominated candidate for the Office of Grand Superintendent of District No. 14, who, at the last moment suffered a relapse of an earlier illness and was unable to fill the posi- tion of D.G.S. I also express my humble thanks to you, Most Excellent Sir, for confirming my election to the exalted Office of Grand Superin- tendent of District No. 14. My first official function was to appoint Ex. Comp. W. A. Cheetham as my Secretary, Comp. Rev. T. F. Moore as my Chaplain, R. Ex. Comp. C. J. Miller, P.D.G.S., as District Public Relations Chairman, R. Ex. Comp. C. L. Collins, P.D.G.S., as District Membership Committee Chair- man and Ex. Comp. C. A. Bangs as District Chairman of the Bursary Fund. As District No. 14 is very large in area and the travel distances great, it was later decided to split the district into two sections for Public Relations — Eastern and Western. R. Ex. Comp. C. J. Miller, P. D.G.S. is Public Relations Chairman of the Eastern section and R. Ex. Comp. D. J. Argent, P. D.G.S., is Public Relations Chairman of the Western section. This will improve the workings of the Public Relations Committees as the shorter distances to travel should improve the attendance at instructional sessions. The degree work in most of the Chapters was excellent. After the degree work I gave a short summary of the M.M.M. degree. I was received in every Chapter with dignity and genuine friendship. At all the Chapters my Official Visit was preceeded by an excellent dinner. The Reports of my Official Visits give a detailed account of the records and standings of the Chapters. In Atikokan I had the opportunity to visit two old-time Companions who were incapacitated. One in the hospital and one in his home. Ex. Comp. E. I. Swanbergson drove me around on these visits. My sincere thanks to Ex. Comp. Clarence Bangs, First Principal of Fort William Chapter No. 140, who accompanied me on three of my ANNUAL CONVOCATION, NIAGARA FALLS, 1977 57 official visits outside Thunder Bay. He helped me out as relief driver and acted as my Secretary. The work-schedule of my appointed Secre- tary prevented him from accompanying me on my official visits out- side Thunder Bay city. On the evening of November 3rd, 1976, I had the honour and plea- sure of presenting Companion J. W. Wellington with a Jewel com- memorating his 50 years as a Royal Arch Mason. I was accompanied on the visit to his home by the First Principal, Scribe E. and a V. Ex. Comp. of Shuniah Chapter No. 82. On February 7th, 1977, a Jewel was forwarded to Companion F. R. Moore in Coquitlam, B.C., congratulating him on his 50 years as a Royal Arch Mason. On February 17th, 1977, a Jewel was forwarded to V. Ex. Companion Thomas Bonthron in Port Dover, Ont., congratulating him on his 25th anniversary as Past First Principal. On Saturday, November 20th, 1976, Officers and Members of Shuniah Chapter No. 82 travelled to Geraldton for a Field-day bringing a truckload of Chapter paraphernalia. The three degrees in Royal Arch Masonry were conferred. There were 7 candidates for the M.M.M. degree, 9 for the M.E.M. degree and 10 for the Royal Arch degree. As most of the Shuniah Chapter members from the Geraldton District had not taken part in the reception of a District Grand Super- intendent, the First Principal, a former resident of Geraldton, requested that I make this trip an Official Visit to Shuniah Chapter. Our Com- panions in Geraldton were impressed with the ceremony of receiving a D.G.S. The interest in Royal Arch Masonry is very great in Geraldton and our members there would like to start a Chapter of their own. There was a preliminary discussion about the procedure and financial arrangements necessary for the institution of a Royal Arch Chapter. A certified sanction of Shuniah Chapter in support of their application for a Warrant of Constitution would have to be obtained before further action can be taken. The average attendance record of the Chapters is deceiving, as a considerable number of members are residing a long distance from their Chapters, some more than 250 miles. However, the attendance of members residing close to their Chapters could be greatly improved. I would like to see more Master Masons Nights and other social events arranged. This should help to increase the interest in Capitular Masonry. As the District is spread out over a large area, the distances the Grand Superintendent has to travel on his Official Visits are great. With the transportation costs steadily rising, these costs can be reduced by arranging a "Circle Tour". This would mean that the Official Visits must be made in one week, starting on Monday and ending on Saturday. (The D.G.S. could take a week's holidays). It would reduce the travel mileage by approximately 1,075 to 1,735 miles, depending on which Chapter the Grand Superintendent is a member of. Dispensation to hold the Convocations on irregular days would have to be obtained. Any dates conflicting with Craft Lodges, or other organizations, could be settled by exchange of dates. I am enclosing a Table and a Map outlining the "Circle Tour" idea. The general outlook for Royal Arch Masonry in Algoma District No. 14 is good. The membership as of Dec. 31st, 1976 is up by about 2.4 r /r over December 31st, 1975. 58 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA PROCEEDINGS My term as Grand Superintendent of District No. 14 is drawing to a close and I express my sincere thanks to the Officers who acted as Chairmen of the various Committees. To my successor I offer good wishes and, "I will support you in all your lawful undertakings." Most Excellent Sir, it has been an honour and privilege to serve as your representative in District No. 14. My knowledge of Capitular Masonry has increased greatly. It was an unforgetable experience. NEW ONTARIO DISTRICT No. 15 R. Ex. Comp. Reg. B. Bizley Grand Superintendent Most Excellent Companion W. H. Sproule, Grand First Principal, Grand Chapter, Royal Arch Masons of Canada, in the Province of Ontario. Most Excellent Sir: It has been an honour and a privilege to serve New Ontario District No. 15 as Grand Superintendent. I sincerely thank the Companions of Algonquin Chapter No. 102 for their nomination and the Principals and Past Principals of New Ontario District No. 15 for their confidence in electing me to represent the Grand First Principal. To Most Excel- lent Companion William Harold Sproule for confirming my election. My first duty was to appoint Ex. Companion John Powell as my Secretary. I am sincerely grateful for the manner in which he carried out his duties and assisted me in the work involved in the district. During my visits to the Chapters throughout the District I was received with dignity and cordiality and was most impressed with the work of the evening. I would be remiss if I didn't thank Most Ex. Companion William S. Thomson, Rt. Ex. Companion Aube L. Weisman, Rt. Ex. Companion Frederick Scott for attending a meeting at Espanola Chapter No. 257 on November 16, 1976 for the purpose of trying to keep the Chapter active. Your presence and assistance was greatly appre- ciated by both Espanola Chapter and myself. Espanola Chapter is still having difficulties and I will be making my Official Visit in April, 1977. Of the four Chapters in the District three have very good prospects. I would like to thank all those Companions who helped make my term as Grand Superintendent a very happy and rewarding one, and a special thanks to all the Ruling Principals and The Scribes E. for their assistance and friendship. To my successor, I offer my congratulations and extend my support. TEMISKAMING DISTRICT No. 16 R. Ex. Comp. L. H. Netherton Grand Superintendent I wish to express my thanks and appreciation to the Companions of Temiskaming District for the honour conferred on me in electing me to the office of Grand Superintendent and also my appreciation to Most Excellent Comp. W. H. Sproule for his confirmation of my election. My first duty was to appoint Ex. Comp. A. E. Minard as my Secre- ANNUAL CONVOCATION, NIAGARA FALLS, 1977 59 tary. I am grateful for the efficient manner in which he carried out his duties and for the help he gave me on all my visits in the District. The Grand Superintendent's Workshop held at Markham in June was extremely worthwhile. It gave answers to many questions and gave me valuable information on Capitular Masonry to pass on to the Companions of the District. Several meetings were held with the District Principals and Chair- men of Education Committees. Meetings such as this are invaluable to exchange ideas on membership, attendance, ritual, etc. On my Official Visits, I was formally received with warm cordiality and dignity. All Chapters either conferred or exemplified a degree, except for one Chapter where it was necessary to have them confer a degree at a later date. I also had the pleasure of being present at the Installation of Officers of every Chapter in the District. If one were to select a highlight in one's year as Grand Superin- tendent, I would choose the happy occasion I had of presenting R. Ex. Comp. C. P. (Charlie) Ramsay with his 50 Year Past First Principal's Jewel. I had the pleasure of presenting 25 Year Past First Principal's Jewels to V. Ex. Comp. J. M. Martin and R. Ex. Comp. A. E. Humphries. I also had the privilege of presenting 50 Year Royal Arch Mason's Jewels to Comps. H. Briden and J. Mortensen and extend congratu- lations to recipients — Comps. E. H. King, R. S. Maxwell and R. Ex. Comp. J. Beattie. All these presentations were a double pleasure in that they are all members of my Chapter — Northern Lights. A successful District Meeting was held. The object of the meeting was to bring out members who had not attended Chapter for some time. This was a Saturday afternoon meeting and although the attendance was good, the more distant Chapters were hampered by the worst snow storm of the year. However, we did have an excellent attendance of Companions' wives at the dinner. I wish to thank the Principals of Temiskaming District for their co-operation and enthusiasm for Capitular Masonry. To the Companions of Temiskaming District who have made it possible for me to have held this high office — I thank you. And to my successor, I extend my con- gratulations, best wishes and support. 60 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA PROCEEDINGS ACCOUNTS RECEIVABLE — CHAPTERS To the M. Ex. The Grand Z., Officers and Members of the Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of Canada, in the Province of Ontario. No. Name of Chapter Charges Dr. Cr. 1 Ancient Frontenac & Cataraqui .... $ 362.25 — 2 The Hiram 308.50 $ 2.00 3 St. John's, London 220.00 $ 119.00 4 St. Andrew's & St. John 182.60 6.70 5 St. George's 451.00 2.00 6 St. John's, Hamilton 348.00 6.20 7 The Moira 355.00 3.00 8 King Solomon's 354.00 .50 15 Wawanosh 409.00 133.20 16 Carleton 815.00 59.00 18 Oxford 326.00 4.00 19 Mount Moriah 424.50 161.50 20 Mount Horeb 155.00 13.20 22 Grenville 60.80 51.20 23 Ezra 248.00 1.00 24 Tecumseh 277.00 29.00 26 St. Mark's 194.00 — 27 Manitou 244.00 8.60 28 Pentalpha 472.50 80.65 29 McCallum 182.50 .50 30 Huron 291.50 3.42 31 Prince Edward 259.00 10.00 32 Waterloo 379.00 3.00 34 Signet 248.00 17.00 35 Keystone, Whitby 247.80 3.00 36 Corinthian 784.00 1.00 37 Victoria, Port Hope 188.80 .10 40 Guelph 348.00 2.00 41 Harris 166.00 1.00 44 Mount Sinai, Napanee 218.00 1.00 45 Excelsior 95.00 3.00 46 St: James 134.00 63.00 47 Wellington 307.00 2.00 48 St. John's, Cobourg 49.00 — 53 Bruce 105.00 1.00 54 Palestine, St. Thomas 792.00 71.00 55 Niagara 198.50 1.70 56 Georgian 115.00 3.00 57 King Hiram 242.00 10.00 59 Sussex-St. Lawrence 693.00 2.00 61 Granite 147.00 1.00 62 York 192.00 96.00 63 Havelock 149.00 4.00 ' 64 Wilson 214.00 — 66 The Malloch 54.60 54.00 67 Enterprise 200.80 16.80 68 Maitland 153.00 5.05 69 Grimsby 190.00 12.50 71 Prince of Wales, Essex 242.00 1.75 72 Keystone, Stirling 131.00 6.00 73 Erie 229.50 .50 74 Beaver, Strathroy 117.50 4.00 ANNUAL CONVOCATION, NIAGARA FALLS, 1977 61 No. Name of Chapter 75 St. Clair, Milton 76 Mount Nebo 77 Occident 78 Minnewawa 79 Orient 80 Ark 81 Aylmer 82 Shuniah 83 Ionic, Orangeville 84 Lebanon, Wingham 88 MacNabb 90 Golden 91 Toronto-Antiquity 94 Midland 95 Tuscan 102 Algonquin 103 St. John's, North Bay 104 White Oak 110 Warkworth 112 St. John's, Morrisburg 113 Covenant 114 Bonnechere 115 Brant 116 Maple 117 Kitchener 119 King Cyrus, Leamington 129 Elliott 130 Chantry 131 Amabel 132 Leeds 133 St. Francis 134 King Darius 135 Succoth 138 Shekinah 140 Fort William 143 Glengarry 144 Presqu'ile 145 The St. Patrick 146 Bernard 147 Lucknow 148 St. John's, Vanleek Hill 149 Atwood 150 London 151 Laurentian 152 Alberton 153 Sombra 155 Ancaster 161 Madoc 167 Kichikewana 168 Ionic, Campbellford 169 Temiskaming 175 The Hamilton 184 Hugh Murray 195 Peel 198 Couchiching 205 Victoria, Thornhill 210 Kitchener, Russell arges Dr. Cr. 193.00 1.00 152.00 22.00 233.90 21.00 140.80 81.00 250.00 103.00 309.00 7.00 199.25 6.00 733.00 10.00 167.00 1.00 127.00 59.00 111.00 1.00 356.00 1.00 257.50 21.30 196.00 .95 673.50 — 708.60 1.55 314.00 — 220.00 16.00 120.50 70.50 59.00 — 173.00 11.00 157.50 3.50 208.00 2.00 165.00 1.00 442.90 9.00 207.00 8.00 93.00 74.00 116.50 5.75 207.00 1.00 127.00 — 376.00 — 90.00 45.50 106.00 1.00 723.80 24.80 234.00 4,00 181.50 16.00 110.00 2.00 220.80 3.00 192.00 3.00 120.00 3.00 109.00 2.00 74.00 4.00 232,40 24.95 268.05 20.00 359.00 1.00 131.00 9.00 192.00 2.00 138.00 1.00 302.50 4.00 240.75 36.00 92.00 2.00 180.80 4.30 150.00 1.00 409.80 7.00 293.50 2.00 321.00 7.00 137.00 13.00 62 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA PROCEEDINGS No. Name of Chapter Charges 212 Mount Sinai, Toronto 470.25 213 Northern Lights 253.50 214 Vimy 237.50 215 Mimico 305.00 217 St. Alban's 155.80 218 Pr. Edward, Shelburne 102.50 219 Ulster 129.00 220 Lebanon, Etobicoke 297.00 221 Durham 150.50 222 Ottawa 573.00 223 Abitibi 108.00 224 Keystone, Hamilton 200.25 225 Beaver 150.00 226 Prince of Wales, Perth 278.00 227 Quinte Friendship 472.50 230 Port Credit 260.50 231 St. Clair, Toronto 367.30 232 King Cyrus, Toronto 314.50 233 Oakwood 201.80 234 Halton 179.80 235 Aurora 195.00 236 Caledonia 95.00 238 The St. Andrew 278.50 239 Blenheim 202.00 240 Smithville 108.00 241 University 190.00 242 St. Paul's, Lambeth 147.00 243 McKay 418.00 245 Preston 283.20 246 Humber 226.00 247 Nilestown 557.50 248 Dochert 107.00 249 Palestine, Bowmanville 345.00 250 Thomas Peters 116.00 251 Kirkland 207.80 252 Hiawatha 623.50 253 Regal 139.00 254 Golden Star 600.75 255 Tillsonburg 321.50 257 Espanola 207.00 258 Tyrian 188.30 259 Quetico 121.00 260 Centennial 176.25 261 Seguin 232.80 262 King David 176.60 263 Scarborough 269.00 300-2 Grand Chapter, British Columbia 9.00 300-4 Grand Chapter, New Brunswick 8.20 300-6 Grand Chapter, Quebec 2.00 Dr. 11.50 1.50 58.00 17.00 95.25 1.00 146.00 42.00 9.00 3.00 25.80 1.00 46.00 4.00 66.00 4.00 14.20 12.50 17.00 1.00 35.65 67.00 13.60 2.00 Cr. 351.25 1.00 8.70 6.50 3.45 8.00 4.00 1.00 11.00 12.00 1.00 $39,591.10 $1,481.22 $1,575.30 ANNUAL CONVOCATION, NIAGARA FALLS, 1977 63 REMARKS OF THE GRAND SCRIBE E. Companions, our Chapters throughout our Jurisdiction have shown generally, a continued interest in the Royal Craft and have transmitted this to Master Masons with whom they are in contact. This has been indicated in the increased number of Royal Arch Masons' Certificates sent out to the various Chapters from this office. The registration on the proper form within 30 days of the M.M.M. Degree has assisted us in sending to the new member the message from the Grand Z. Our information is that these new members are appreciative of receiving this. Thank you for your co-operation. Most Scribes E. responded to the request to send in their Year End Reports at the first of January accompanied by a cheque for the Chapter per capita. At the same time, they sent the Grand Superintendent the Summary Sheet so that he could proceed with his reports. The Grand Superintendents and this office thank those Scribes E. who did this. We were able to proceed with our work. Unfortunately, we had those few who felt that this could be done later and hence created road blocks in our work. I would recommend that the final date for Year End Reports be returned to 31 January of each year, rather than the 10 February as it now is. This change has not resulted in all reports being in on time. Our thanks are expressed to Mrs. M. Wright, our office assistant, for her meticulous and accurate work for us in the Grand Chapter office. We would thank those Companions who have retired from business and who have assisted in the records of our office. May we all continue our efforts to develop a more active and dedicated membership in our Grand Jurisdiction. Active participation and assistance in various Chapters has caused an upswing in individual Chapters. May we in 1977-78 continue to give that type of leadership that will assure the success of Capitular Masonry for the future. [ft, fex Comp. (yreaerica C. Conley, R. EX. COMP. FREDERICK C. 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W^W^ §-ifl'0WQOr4«WW_i^W^ dj °£< w'm u £<: < w"i4f,-ffi in m 25 (U O r,-§t5«§rqPHMrJp>WHKW Q'wpj«'rtJQi<£iira'-ir?:dwcid h UOIJ12DOAU03 -"P'd „; ,• oiC . . . Sa3 hjoc-c C co rH co cm t* rH co co co eo •-' J "* -• ■* <-• p[9H aiaMM jajdBiio jo aui^N | >.S II P. cu (i § tn *-» s-, nh-M -< r? S .«?* Jt; C en •r. o ca^: ^Qr^EH CJ3 ^TJ be ^-ooiSoJc^r?^ . •S ^.• Q '^ -OS -Q cj »h 2d) °"m >> 5. "U qj ;1 -C cj r-00C73O'-lCMC0'*inl>C0CT)OrHlNC0 ^fTtininininioiomioincDtocDto CMeMCMCMCMCMCMCMCMCMCMeMCMcMCMeM ANNUAL CONVOCATION, NIAGARA FALLS, 1977 69 AUDITOR'S REPORT Most Excellent Companion, W. H. Sproule, Grand First Principal, Grand Chapter, Royal Arch Masons of Canada in the Province of Ontario, Suite 205, 240 Eglinton Avenue East, Toronto, Ontario. Most Excellent Sir: We have examined the books of account and supporting records of the Grand Scribe E. of Grand Chapter of the Royal Arch Masons of Canada in the Province of Ontario for the year ended February 28, 1977 and have prepared the financial statements listed below: Exhibit 2 — Balance Sheet as at February 28, 1977. Exhibit 3 — Comparative Revenue and Expenditure Account for the the year ended February 28, 1977. Exhibit 4 — The Victory Thanksgiving Benevolent Fund as at Feb- ruary 28, 1977. Exhibit 5 — The Commuuted Membership Fund — Grand Chapter as at February 28, 1977. Exhibit 6— The Bursary Fund as at February 28, 1977. Exhibit 7— The Keystone Fund as at February 28, 1977. Exhibit 8— The Insurance Fund as at February 28, 1977. Our examination included a general review of the accounting pro- cedures and such tests of the accounting records and other supporting evidence as we considered necessary in the circumstances. Cash on hand was counted and found to be in order. The several bank accounts were verified and all banking trans- actions for the year were examined in detail for the several funds. The Accounts Receivable, Chapters, was reviewed in detail and the balance of ($94.08) is made up of Accounts Receivable, $1,481.22, less deferred payments received from Chapters in advance, $1,575.30. The list of inventories of Supplies for Resale and Jewels was furnished to us by the Grand Scribe E. Our examination consisted of checking the arithmetical accuracy of the pricing times the items shown thereon. The Investments of the several Funds as presented in the attached Financial Statements are held in a safe deposit box at the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, Eglinton and Mount Pleasant Branch. We attended at the Bank with two of the custodians and found all invest- ments to be in order. In our opinion, the accompanying Balance Sheet, Comparative Revenue and Expenditure Account and related Statements of Funds, present fairly the financial position of the Grand Chapter of the Royal Arch Masons of Canada in the Province of Ontario as at February 28, 1977 and the results of its operations for the year ended on that date in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles applied on a basis consistent with that of the preceding year. Respectfully submitted, BORDEN, WUNDER, Chartered Accountants 70 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA PROCEEDINGS Exhibit 2 BALANCE SHEET AS AT FEBRUARY 28, 1977 ASSETS CURRENT ASSETS: Cash on hand $ 50.00 Cask in bank — Imprest Fund 309.56 General Fund 9,091.92 Accounts receivable — chapters (94.08) Prepaid insurance 72.00' Accrued interest 1,351.53 Bank term deposits 15,000.00 Due from Commuted Membership Fund 810.00 Due from Keystone Fund 1,872.22 Due from Insurance Fund 300.00 $28,763.15 INVENTORIES: Supplies for resale 1,574.89 Jewels 775.66 2,350.55 INVESTMENTS: National Trust, 10%, November 16, 1980 9,000.00 General Mortgage Corporation of Canada, 10%%, September 1, 1981 21,000.00 Morgan Trust, 10y 2 %, November 1, 1981 6,500.00 Unamortized premium on purchase of investments 55.80 36,555.80 FIXED ASSETS: Furniture, fixtures and equipment — at cost $14,608.53 Less: Accumulated depreciation 14,597.40 11.13 Grand Chapter library 250.00 Grand Chapter regalia 75.00 336.13 SPECIAL FUNDS: The Victory Thanksgiving Benevolent Fund 84,802.50 The Commuted Membership Fund 45,345.11 The Bursary Fund 30,202.89 The Keystone Fund (651.58) The Insurance Fund 2,022.21 161,721.13 $229,726.76 LIABILITIES CURRENT LIABILITIES: Employees' tax deductions $ 53.75 Due to Victory Thanksgiving Benevolent Fund 183.97 Due to Bursary Fund 686.65 $ 924.37 RESERVE FOR SPECIAL FUNDS 161,721.13 General Reserve: Balance — February 29, 1976 65,218.07 Add: Excess of revenue over expenditure 1,863.19 Balance — February 28, 1977 67,081.26 $229,726.76 ANNUAL CONVOCATION, NIAGARA FALLS, 1977 71 Exhibit 3 COMPARATIVE REVENUE AND EXPENDITURE ACCOUNT For The Year Ended February 28, 1977 REVENUE Estimated Actual Balance Revenue for Revenue for Over or the Year the Period (Under) Registration fees $ 2,000.00 $ 2,226.00 $ 226.00 Dues — Per Capita 32,000.00 31,635.00 ( 365.00) Dues — Life Membership 2,400.00 2,400.00 — • Dispensations and warrants 250.00 198.00 ( 52.00) Sale of supplies 3,000.00 1,735.70 (1,264,30) Interest on investments 4,350.00 4,645.06 295.06 Donation from Canusa Tours — 50.00 50.00 TOTAL REVENUE 44,000.00 42,889.76 (1,110.24) TOTAL EXPENDITURE 43,900.00 41,026.57 (2,873.43) ESTIMATED EXCESS OF REVENUE OVER EXPENDITURE $ 100.00 EXCESS OF REVENUE OVER EXPENDITURE FOR THE YEAR $ 1,863.19 $ 1,763.19 EXPENDITURE Estimated Actual Balance Expenditure Expenditure Over or For the Year For the Year (Under) GRAND CHAPTER OFFICE: Remuneration— Grand Scribe E $ 6,500.00 $ 6,499.92 $( .08) Office assistance 8,200.00 8,048.26 ( 151.74) Rent and parking 5,200.00 5,288.52 88.52 Miscellaneous (Postage, telephone, etc.) 3,100.00 3,121.27 21.27 Canada pension, unempl. ins., etc.) 500.00 334.67 ( 165.33) 23,500.00 23,292.64 ( 207.36) GRAND CONVOCATION: General convocation expense 6,000.00 Executive committee 2,300.00 Printing proceedings 2,500.00 Regalia— Grand Z 500.00 Testimonial — Grand Z. 350.00 4,436.99 (1,568.01) 2,302.75 2.75 2,212.00 ( 288.00) 362.08 ( 137.92) — ( 350.00) 11,650.00 9,313.82 (2,336.18) PRINTING: General distribution and office 1,500.00 1,420.00 ( 80.00) Supplies for resale 1,500.00 1,097.87 ( 402.13) 3,000.00 2,517.87 ( 482.13) 72 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA PROCEEDINGS TRAVELLING: Grand Z 2,000.00 2,000.00 Grand Scribe E 500.00 500.00 Other 200.00 200.00 OTHER: Audit Liability and bonding insurance Jewels and engraving Education and instruction Publicity Foreign correspondence 2,700.00 2,700.00 — 600.00 1,000.00 700.00 600.00 1,050.00 927.24 25.00 600.00 50.00 227.24 100.00 600.00 50.00 ( 75.00) ( 50.00) 3,050.00 3,202.24 152.24 $43,900.00 $41,026.57 $(2,873.43) ANNUAL CONVOCATION, NIAGARA FALLS, 1977 73 Exhibit 4 THE VICTORY THANKSGIVING BENEVOLENT FUND As At February 28, 1977 Balance— March 1, 1976 $68,002.18 Unexpended income 25,467.31 $93,469.49 Add: Interest on investments 3,797.44 Amortization of bond discount 39.74 Bank interest 170.83 Donation— F. W. Dean 100.00 4,108.01 97,577.50 Deduct: Benevolence 2,775.00 Gift to Bursary Fund 10.000,00 12,775.00 Balance— February 28, 1977: Capital 68,141.92 Unexpected income 16,660.58 $84,802.50 ASSETS AND LIABILITIES ASSETS: Cash in bank $ 3,542.02 Accrued interest 1,440.41 Bank term deposits 4,500.00 Due from General Fund 183.97 $ 9,666.40 INVESTMENTS: Non-Capital: Morgan Trust 9%, February 24, 1982 6,500.00 6,500.00 Capital: H.E.P.C. SV 2 %, October 15, 1979 28,000.00 Government of Canada 4V 2 %, September 1, 1983 17,500.00 Government of Canada 4V 2 %, September 1, 1983 200.00 Government of Canada 4y 2 %, September 1, 1983 11,500.00 Government of Canada 4V 2 %, September 1, 1983 3,000.00 H.E.P.C. of Ontario 3V 2 %, October 15, 1979 2,000.00 General Mtge. Corporation 105 8%, September 1, 1981 1,000.00 Morgan Trust, 9%, February 24, 1982 5,000.00 68,200.00 Add: Unamortized premium on investments 436.10 68,636.10 $84,802.50 74 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA PROCEEDINGS Exhibit 5 THE COMMUTED MEMBERSHIP FUND — GRAND CHAPTER As At February 28, 1977 Balance— March 1, 1976 $40,490.01 Add: Interest on investments $ 3,118.99 Bank interest 386.11 Commuted members and honorary memberships issued 3,750.00 7,255.10 47,745.11 Deduct: Commuted membership dues 2,400.00 $45,345.11 ASSETS AND LIABILITIES ASSETS Cash in bank $ 9,815.85 Accrued interest 930.06 Bank term deposits 23,000.00 $33,745.91 INVESTMENT: Royal Trust Company 10y 4 %, December 2, 1979 12,000.00 Unamortized premium on purchase of investments 409.20 12,409.20 46,155.11 LIABILITIES: Due to General Fund 810.00 $45,345.11 Exhibit 6 THE BURSARY FUND As At February 28, 1977 Balance— March 1, 1976 $18,771.52 Add: Donations: Regular $ 6,122.40 Victory Thanksgiving Benevolent Fund. ... 10,000.00 Interest on investments 1,905.29 Bank interest 203.68 18,231.37 37,002.89 Deduct: Bursaries and scholarships 6,800.00 $30,202.89 ANNUAL CONVOCATION, NIAGARA FALLS, 1977 75 ASSETS AND LIABILITIES ASSETS: Cash in bank $ 2,539.71 Accrued interest receivable 3,676.53 Due from General Fund 686.65 $ 6,902.89 INVESTMENTS: Government of Canada 4y 2 %, September 1, 1983 300.00 Government of Canada 7, 8, 8%%, November 1, 1978 5,000.00 Canada Permanent Mortgage 10%%, June 14, 1981 8,000.00 Credit Foncier, 10%%, July 15, 1981 4,000.00 Morguard Trust, 10%, December 14, 1981 3,000.00 Morguard Trust, 9%%, January 7, 1982 3,000.00 23,300.00 $30,202.89 Exhibit 7 THE KEYSTONE FUND As At February 28, 1977 Balance— March 1, 1976— deficit $( 899.27) Add: Donations : Regular $ 1,352.30 General Fund 600.00 Interest earned 46.87 1,999.17 1,099.90 Deduct: Printing expense 1,751.48 Deficit balance $( 651.58) ASSETS AND LIABILITIES ASSETS: Cash in bank $ 1,220.64 LIABILITIES: Due to General Fund 1,872,22 $( 651.58) THE INSURANCE FUND As At February 28, 1977 Balance— March 1, 1976 $ 1,555.08 Add: Interest on investment $ 102.50 Bank interest 64.63 Capital contributed 300.00 467.13 $ 2,022.21 76 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA PROCEEDINGS ASSETS AND LIABILITIES ASSETS: Cash in bank $ 1,293.85 Accrued interest 28.36 $ 1,322.21 INVESTMENT: Canada Permanent Trust, 10%%, November 19, 1979 .... 1,000.00 2,322.21 LIABILITIES: Due to General Fund 300.00 $ 2,022.21 REPORT OF THE PRINTING AND SUPPLIES COMMITTEE To the Most Excellent Grand First Principal, Officers and Members of the Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of Canada in the Province of Ontario. During the past year, liaison was maintained with the Grand Scribe E. as to printing costs. Quotations were obtained from several printing firms whenever the need arose for forms, pamphlets, etc., in order to obtain the most economical cost. This information was made available to our Grand Z. Your Committee on Printing and Supplies has received the expen- ditures for the year ending February 28, 1977, and submits the following analysis in support thereof: Printing Procedings $ 2,212.00 Printing General 1,420.00 $ 3,632.00 It is respectfully requested that the following monies be placed at the disposal of the Printing and Supplies Committee for the fiscal year 1977-78: Printing Proceedings $ 2,500.00 Printing General 1,500.00 Printing distribution and resale 26,000.00 $30,000.00 The estimated costs for 1977-78 are in keeping with the general increase in printing costs. The substantial amount in the budget for distribution and resale is directly attributed to the printing of The Book of Work. Fraternally submitted, R. EX. COMP. EDWARD W. ELCOMBE, Chairman. R. EX. COMP. RUSSELL BROWN R. EX. COMP. HALLETT BANKS Moved by R. Ex. Comp. Edward Elcombe, seconded by R. Ex. Comp. Russell Brown. R. EX. COMP. EDWARD W. ELCOMBE, Chairman, Printing and Supplies Committee. ANNUAL CONVOCATION, NIAGARA FALLS, 1977 77 ALPHABETICAL ORDER OF CHAPTERS No. Name of Chapter Dist. No. Nc . Name of Chapter Dist. No 223 Abitibi 16 167 Kichikewana 9 152 Alberton 14 119 King Cyrus, Leamington 1 102 Algonquin 15 232 King Cyrus, Toronto 8A 131 Amabel 9 134 King Darius 10 155 Ancaster 5 262 King David 5 1 Ancient Frontenac & 57 King Hiram 7 Cataraqui 12 8 King Solomon's 8 80 Ark 1 251 Kirkland 16 149 Atwood 14 117 Kitchener 4 235 Aurora 8 210 Kitchener, Russell 13 81 Aylmer 2 151 Laurentian 13 74 Beaver, Strathroy 2 220 Lebanon, Etobicoke 8A 225 Beaver, Toronto 8 84 Lebanon, Wingham 6 146 Bernard 6 132 Leeds 12 239 Blenheim 1 150 London 2 114 Bonnechere 13 147 Lucknow 6 115 Brant 3 88 MacNabb 1 53 Bruce 2 29 McCallum 7 236 Caledonia 5 243 McKay 5 16 Carleton 13 161 Madoc 11 260 Centennial 8A 66 The Malloch 6 130 Chantry 9 68 Maitland 12 36 Corinthian 10 27 Manitou 9 113 Covenant 12 116 Maple 13 198 Couchiching 9 94 Midland 10 248 Dochert 13 215 Mimico 8A 221 Durham 4 78 Minnewawa 2 129 Elliott 6 7 The Moria 11 67 Enterprise 4 20 Mount Horeb 3 257 Espanola 15 19 Mount Moriah 7 73 Erie 1 76 Mount Nebo 7 45 Excelsior 10 44 Mount Sinai, Napanee 11 23 Ezra 3 212 Mount Sinai, Toronto 8A 140 Fort William 14 55 Niagara 7 56 Georgian 9 247 Nilestown 2 143 Glengarry 13 213 Northern Lights 16 90 Golden 14 233 Oakwood 8A 254 Golden Star 14 77 Occident 8A 61 Granite 13 79 Orient 8 22 Grenville 12 222 Ottawa 13 69 Grimsby 7 18 Oxford 3 40 Guelph 4 249 Palestine, Bowmanville 10 234 Halton 4 54 Palestine, St. Thomas 2 175 The Hamilton 5 195 Peel 8A 41 Harris 3 28 Pentalpha 10 63 Havelock 6 230 Port Credit 8A 252 Hiawatha 2 144 Presqu'ile 11 2 The Hiram 5 245 Preston 4 184 Hugh Murray 7 31 Prince Edward 11 246 Humber 8A 218 Prince Edward, Shelburne 4 30 Huron 6 71 Prince of Wales, Essex 1 168 Ionic, Campbellford 10 226 Prince of Wales, Perth 13 83 Ionic, Orangeville 4 259 Quetico 14 224 Keystone, Hamilton 5 227 Quinte Friendship 11 72 Keystone, Stirling 11 253 Regal 3 35 Keystone, Whitby 10 217 St. Alban's 8 78 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA PROCEEDINGS No. Name of Chapter Dist. No. No. Name of Chapter Dist. No. 238 The St. Andrew 2 153 Sombra 1 4 St. Andrew & St. John 8 135 Succoth 8 75 St. Clair, Milton 5 59 Sussex-St. Lawrence 12 231 St. Clair, Toronto 8A 24 Tecumseh 6 133 St. Francis 13 169 Temiskaming 16 5 St. George's 2 250 Thomas Peters 1 46 St. James 6 255 Tillsonburg 3 48 St. John's, Cobourg 10 91 Toronto-Antiquity 8A 6 St. John's, Hamilton 5 95 Tuscan 15 3 St. John's, London 2 258 Tyrian 8 112 St. John's, Morrisburg 12 219 Ulster 8A 103 St. John's, North Bay 15 241 University 8 148 St. John's, Vankleek Hill 13 37 Victoria, Port Hope 10 26 St. Mark's 11 205 Victoria, Thornhill 8 145 St. Patrick 8 214 Vimy 2 242 St. Paul's, Lambeth 2 110 Warkworth 10 263 The Scarborough 8 32 Waterloo 4 261 Seguin 9 15 Wawanosh 2 138 Shekinah 8A 47 Wellington 1 82 Shuniah 14 104 White Oak 5 34 Signet 9 64 Willson 7 240 Smithville 7 62 York 8 REPORT ON WARRANTS AND DISPENSATIONS 1976 - 1977 To The Most Excellent Grand First Principal, Officers and Members of the Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of Canada in the Province of Ontario. The Committee on Warrants and Dispensations beg leave to report that, during the year just past, no requests for the services of this committe have been received. Fraternally submitted, R. EX. COMP. ALBERT S. CURRIE, R. EX. COMP. GEORGE A. PHILLIPS, R. EX. COMP. DOUGLAS J. ARGENT, Chairman. Moved by R. Ex. Comp. A. L. Weisman, seconded by R. Ex. Comp. D. Argent, and carried, Resolved that this Report be received by Grand Chapter and adopted. THE TROPHY M. Ex. Comp. W. S. Thomson requested that the Excellent First Principal of Smithville Chapter No. 240 meet him on the level. He congratulated the Excellent First Principal on the number of new members in their Chapter. This increase of new members considered as a percentage of their Roll had placed them at the top in Ontario. He then presented the trophy to the First Principal to be kept by them for the ensuing year or until won by another Chapter of the Jurisdiction. It is noted that some other Chapters were quite close. ANNUAL CONVOCATION, NIAGARA FALLS, 1977 79 THE PUBLIC RELATIONS COMMITTEE To the Most Ex. The Grand First Principal, Grand Council, Officers and Members of the Grand Chapter R.A.M. of Canada, in the Province of Ontario. The Public Relations Committee has gone through another year successfully. There have to be periods when someone leads and others follow, periods of fertility and gains. The Grand Superintendents of the various districts have done a wonderful job in seeing that the material has been sent in to our editor Rt. Ex. Comp. Ollie Flint and the assistant editor Rt. Ex. Comp. Sam Tenenbaum. By having the Grand Superintendents on this Committee, we know that this gives the members in the district someone to contact and send in a report of the highlights. This has been successful and we hope it will continue, Members, you have helped us, as the Keystone is your own paper, you have your say, your contributions have kept the spark alive. May we go forward to a future of much greater Publications to benefit the members who are unable to be at Chapter. My thanks to our editor Rt. Ex. Comp. Ollie Flint and assistant editor Rt. Ex. Comp. Sam Tenenbaum and all the committee. Humbly submitted, EDWARD M. MARSHALL, Chairman. Moved by R. Ex. Comp. A. L. Weisman, seconded by R. Ex. Comp. E. M. Marshall and carried, Resolved that this Report be received by Grand Chapter and adopted. REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON GRIEVANCES AND APPEALS To the Most Excellent Grand First Principal, Officers and Companions of Grand Chapter. Most Excellent Sirs and Companions: It is distinct pleasure again to have the privilege of reporting that your Committee on Grievances and Appeals has had no cases of such brought to our attention so it considered that peace, harmony and happiness prevail throughout our Grand Jurisdiction. Fraternally and respectfully submitted, R. EX. COMP. MAARTEN VAN WAMELEN, M. EX. COMP. JOHN M. BURDEN, Vice-Chairman, M. EX. COMP. BRUCE H. SMITH, Chairman. Moved by R. Ex. Comp. A. L. Weisman, seconded by M. Ex. Comp. B. H. Smith, and carried. Resolved that this Report be received by Grand Chapter and adopted. 80 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA PROCEEDINGS REPORT ON COMMITTEE ON BENEVOLENCE To the Most Excellent Grand First Principal, Officers and Companions of the Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of Canada in the Province of Ontario. Most Excellent Grand Z. and Companions: Your Committee on Benevolence have considered the Applications for Assistance submitted by the various Chapters and recommend that Grants be authorized from the Victory Thanksgiving Benevolent Fund for the several Chapters in an amount of $2,675.00. We further recommend that an amount of $1,500.00 be provided for Interim Relief, should it be needed before the next Annual Convo- cation of Grand Chapter. During the past Grand Chapter year we have assisted nine Com- panions and widows of Companions in an amount of $2,725.00. In rela- tion to our total Membership this, to your Committee, appears a small number requiring assistance. We are aware that care must be, and is, exercised in the making of Grants that they are not in conflict with any assistance that may be forthcoming from Government Agencies. We, again direct the attention of all Chapters to the 'Rules Respect- ing Benevolence' as set forth in the Book of Constitution. We particu- larly wish to bring to the attention of the First Principals and the Chapter Benevolence Chairmen that it is their responsibility to see that all Applications for Assistance, whether new or renewals, are forwarded to the Grand Scribe E. or the Chairman of this Committee not later than January 31st, 'this is a must'. The March issue of the Keystone contained a message on Bene- volence. This message was addressed to all Companions, it pointed out that assistance was available to those 'in need'. However, they can only be helped if their need is brought to the attention of the Chapter. Remember Companions — it is more blessed to give than to receive. Respectfully and fraternally submitted, M. EX. COMP. BRUCE H. SMITH, P.G.Z., M. EX. COMP. F. W. D. WELHAM, P.G.Z., R. EX. COMP. F. C. ACKERT, Chairman. Moved by R. Ex. Comp. A. L. Weisman, seconded by M. Ex. Comp. B. H. Smith and carried, Resolved that this Report be received by Grand Chapter and adopted. REPORT OF THE GRAND ARCHIVIST, 1977 To the Most Excellent, the Grand First Principal, Officers and "Mem- bers of Royal Arch Masons in the Province of Ontario. Most Excellent Sir and Companions: The work of the Grand Archivist is necessarily bound up with that of the Grand Historian. Your committee has therefore been occupied with the filing of Chapter histories and other materials. Your com- mittee has nothing new to report that has not been reported already by the Grand Historian. May it appeal for any old hand-books, rituals, etc., that your Chapter would like to donate to the Archives. This ANNUAL CONVOCATION, NIAGARA FALLS, 1977 81 material is valuable and at the same time scarce in the Archives and would be much appreciated. This material will be publized and made available to any Chapter entitled to receive it. V. EX. COMP. CLIFFORD E. RICH. Moved by R. Ex. Comp. A. L. Weisman, seconded by V. Ex. Comp. C. E. Rich and carried, Resolved that this Report be received by Grand Chapter and adopted. REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE FOR THE PRESENTATION OF THE "WORK" To the Most Excellent Grand First Principal, Officers and Companions of the Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of Canada in the Province of Ontario. Most Excellent Sir and Compaions: It is recorded in the V.O.T.S.L., in the first Book of Kings that King Solomon was seven years in building the Temple at Jerusalem. So were your Committee in preparing a study of the revisions to "THE WORK" under the Chairmanship of M. Ex. Comp. C. W. Emmett and its subsequent Committee for the presentation of the same. In April, 1970 Most Ex. Comp. F. W. Welham appointed a Com- mittee for the study of "THE WORK". It may be of interest here to recall that part of his address given at the Grand Chapter Convocation in April, 1971, in which the objectives of that Committee's task were defined: "Some Companions feel that there is too much repetition, particularly in the opening and closing ceremonies. The Committee is working along these lines without taking anything away from the degree which would affect the explanation of the message which the degree brings to the candidate and to our mem- bers". Most Excellent Sir, this Committee believes that that task has now been accomplished and that the revised "WORK" not only complies with these objectives, but, if properly conferred enhances its present beauty. After four years of preparation the revised degrees were presented to the various Districts in the Province of Ontario for review and comments in 1974. At the Grand Convocation, held in April, 1975 the revised "WORK", as accepted in April 1974 was adopted with certain recommendations, made by the majority of the District, which this Committee then proceeded to incorporate in "THE WORK". At the same time the major portion of the Manual of Instructions, except the esoteric parts, was incorporated in the Ritual at the appro- priate places in order to maintain uniformity of the degree work throughout the jurisdiction. After that came the extremely tedious and time consuming task of proofreading the printer's galleyproofs. The Committee is deeply indebted to R. Ex. Comp. E. W. Elcombe, Chairman of the Committee on Printing and Supplies and R. Ex. Comp. I. M. Ingles for their untiring efforts in assisting us in this task. 82 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA PROCEEDINGS Most Ex. Comp. C. W. Emmett, in the capacity as Advisory Chair- man graciously assisted us in many aspects and participated in many of our meetings, while we do thank R. Ex. Comp. F. C. Conley, Grand Scribe E. for the use of the office and the so much needed refreshments during the numerous day-long sessions. It remains now for the Committee to revise the various booklets related to "THE WORK" in order to preserve the proper relationship. At this time the question may be raised "How does one feel after seven years of labour on such a task as revising a ritual ? " The answer is not a simple one. I believe that I can speak for both Committees if I say that there is a feeling of fulfillment, of satisfaction, of profound gratitude to have been privileged to participate in this work. There is however at the same time a certain feeling of incompe- tence, as the more one studies the words written by those who compiled the early lectures many years ago, the more one realizes the lofty heights to which our predecessors travelled, which for us, products of the twentieth century, an age of materialism and extreme uncertainty, is difficult to emulate. We must at the same time also recognize the fact that, although important, the Ritual is not the end as some of our Companions fail to understand. The Ritual or "WORK" is only a means to an end; just like the memorizing of parts of a textbook by a student may help him to pass an examination, it does not mean that it makes him a professional, so it is necessary that the meaning of the lectures in the Ritual and that of the ceremony itself be transmitted to the candidate so that he may understand the tenets and principles of the Order and this can not be accomplished by only a parrot-like rendition of the lectures. We must also realize that our Order can only continue if younger men enter our portals and made aware of the lofty ideals of Free- masonry, which are so desperately needed today and be invited to take over the reigns in due course. For this proper leadership, understanding and guidance by those in responsible positions in the Order is essential and true, if this can be enhanced by a perfect rendition of the Ritual, the better. George Washington is quoted as having stated that "The grand object of Freemasonry is to promote the happiness of the human race". That indeed is the purpose of our teachings, that is the essential function of "THE WORK", that in essence was the task of the Committee. I suggest to you that you remember this; as a matter of fact I ask you that you remember it to the end of your earthly days. Respectfully and fraternally submitted, EDWARD W. ELCOMBE, GORDON T. FERGUSON, JOHN C. FERGUSON, CHESTER PHILIP, WILLIAM B. BELL, Secretary, MAARTEN A. VAN WAMELEN, Chairman. Moved by R. Ex. Comp. A. L. Weisman, seconded by R. Ex. Comp. M. van Wamelen and carried, Resolved that this Report be received by Grand Chapter and adopted. ANNUAL CONVOCATION, NIAGARA FALLS, 1977 83 COMMITTEE ON AWARDS FOR DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD To the Most Excellent Grand First Principal, Officers and Members of the Grand Chapter of Canada in the Province of Ontario. Most Excellent Sir, and Companions: Your Committee on Distinguished Service Awards informs you that there were no awards granted during the past year. Your Committee wishes to stress the important high standards of distinction which must be met in order to qualify for this high honour and to call especial attention to the method in which consideration will be given to any nominee for this honour. If this Distinguished Service Award is to carry the prestige to which the recipient is entitled, it must only be awarded on the basis of the original intend i.e. to Companions in recognition of distinguished and outstandng service to Royal Arch Masonry in general. Outstanding service to a Chapter by a Companion should be awarded by the Chapter itself, and does not necessarily make him a Candidate for consideration for the Distinguisehd Service Awards. Please bear this in mind. Also (A) the Candidate should be one who has not been or is ever likely to be elected and installed as First Principal of a Chapter; only under exceptional circumstances should an award be made if another living Companion of the same Chapter has received the award, and there shall be no posthumous awards. We wish to review the procedure in presenting an application for consideration by the Committee on Distinguished Service Awards. (1) Nominations must be submitted through the Grand Scribe E. only, in writing, giving the full name, address, Masonic rank, the name and number of the Chapter in this Grand Jurisdiction of which he is a Companion; give full particulars of special and distinguished service for which he should be considered for this award signed by the First Principal and the Scribe E. of the Chapter. (e) The Grand Scribe E. on receipt of this application will imme- diately forward it and all relevant information, to each member of the Awards Committee. (3) The nomination will be reviewed according to the strict references of the high standards of Distinguished Service to Royal Arch Masonry and their unanimous decision reported to the Grand Scribe E. i.e., that he would be favourably considered. (4) If the request for the awarding of the Disinguished Service Award is reported as favourable for consideration the Grand Scribe E. will so inform the Scribe E. of the Chapter, at which time a notice of motion is placed in the Chapter summons. It is then necessary that the motion be passed by an open majority of the Chapter. (5) The results are then sent to the Grand Scribe E. along with the Chapter notice confirming the favourable vote in Chapter. (6) The Grand Scribe E. submits this information to each member of the Distinguished Service Award Committee for forms granting of the Award. 84 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA PROCEEDINGS Your Committee wishes to stress their desire to grant the Award to any Companion who meets the high qualification required so that the award may carry the distinction and high merit for which it was originated. Respectfully and fraternally submitted, M. EX. COMP. A. G. N. BRADSHAW, M. EX. COMP. CHARLES W. EMMETT, M. EX. COMP. FRASER HAY, M.D., Chairman. Moved by R. Ex. Comp. A. L. Weisman, seconded by M. Ex. Comp. F. Hay, M.D., and carried, Resolved that this Report be received by Grand Chapter and adopted. REPORT OF THE GRAND TREASURER To the Most Excellent the Grand First Principal, Officers and Members of the Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of Canada in the Province of Ontario. As your Grand Treasurer, I have had the opportunity of perusing the several reports respectively connected with the financial affairs of this Grand Chapter, and I am pleased to submit to you with confidence that they adequately and fairly present our financial position as of February 28th, 1977. While these will be covered in more detail by the respective com- mittees and the Auditor's Report with a balance sheet and supporting statements in printed form, the latter duly distributed to the Com- panions assembled, I believe a special vote of thanks should be given to the Grand Council and Grand Scribe E. for their efforts in containing total expenditures within the budget to provide a creditable surplus for the year. Secondly, to Most Excellent Companion Dr Fraser Hay for his time and attention to our investments which over the past year has seen a number of improvements in the rate of return. All of which is fraternally submitted, J. E. RICHARDSON, Grand Treasurer. Moved by R. Ex. Comp. A. L. Weisman, seconded by R. Ex. Comp. J. E. Richardson and carried, Resolved that this Report be received by Grand Chapter and adopted. AUDITOR'S REPORT Moved by the Grand Second Principal, seconded by R. Ex. Comp. J. E. Richardson, that the Auditor's Report as printed and duly distri- buted to the Companions assembled, be received and adopted. Carried. EDUCATION AND GUIDANCE COMMITTEE To the Most Excellent the Grand First Principal, Royal Arch Masons of Canada in the Province of Ontario. On behalf of the General Chairman, Most Ex. Comp. Wm. S. Thom- son and his committee I am pleased to present the report of our activities for the past year. One or two vice-chairmen were appointed to assume responsibility for guidance and educational programmes in their respective areas, and from reports received and announcements in Chapter notices, it is ANNUAL CONVOCATION, NIAGARA FALLS, 1977 85 obvious that many interesting and informative educational meetings have been prepared and presented throughout the jurisdiction. Two general meetings were held of this Committee — in Midland in September and in Nilestown on 26th February, 1977, in conjunction with meetings of the Grand Executive. In these meetings the complete picture came into focus. Grand Chapter had been informed that Espanola Chapter No. 257 wished to surrender their Charter due to a general decline in membership and interest. In an effort to encourage them to continue, Most Ex. Comp. Wm. S. Thomson, Past Grand Z.; Rt. Ex. Comp. Aube Weisman, Grand H., and Rt. Ex. Comp. Fred Scott, Grand J. flew up to North Bay on November 16th, 1976, where they were met by Rt. Ex. Comp. Art Haley who drove them to Espanola for the meeting. Most Ex. Comp. Thomson has since written an individual letter to each member who was not present at the meeting, urging him to renew his interest and support the Chapter. The issue was thoroughly discussed, pro and con, and many suggestions were made including the presentation of the Saga of the Holy Holy Royal Arch at their February meeting. It was agreed that the Chapter would try a number of these suggestions in an effort to keep Royal Arch Masonry alive in that Northern area. The results may not become known for some time but at least the effort has been made. Rt. Ex. Comp. Gordon Stewart has reported that the two copies of the "Saga of the Holy Royal Arch" have been requested, and used, by many Chapters and Lodges, for Master Mason nights and special pro- grammes, and that future presentations have been requested well into 1977. The second film was kindly donated by Most Ex. Comp. Wm. S. Thomson. The paper entitled "A Syllabus for Holding a Master Masons Night" has been revised and brought up-to-date with our current and prevailing practices by Rt. Ex. Comp. Stewart and is available to all Chapters planning to hold a Master Masons night. A special Leadership workshop based on a three-fold planning module has been developed in Toronto District 8A for the education of Principals and Officers. The three parts of the plan are as follows: 1, Planning to be a Principal; 2, Planning to conduct meetings according to Parliamentary Proceedure; 3, Planning Chapter goals according to the techniques of "Management by Objectives", a new approach to solving Chapter problems. This workshop presented, in Mimico Chapter on Feb. 2nd, proved to be a most interesting and enjoyable programme. A few of the districts have Chapters that are in need of assistance, and suggestions have been made, and in some cases implemented, that well trained degree teams from a Chapter or a district could perform degrees which would be much more impressive to candidates than ritual work poorly presented. Care must be taken however that the Chapter thus assisted should not become too dependent on these degree teams and should be encouraged to improve their own ritual presentation. Another area of concern seems to be that a few dogmatic and domineering Past Principals refuse to surrender their authority com- pletely to the new Principals, and in this manner younger Principals are greatly discouraged. We should be very careful to avoid this situation. Many questions on protocol have been received and explained as follows: A Companion holding the Distinguished Service Award cannot add these letters D.S.A. to his name. 86 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA PROCEEDINGS The proper dress for a Grand Superintendent and other Grand Chapter Officers at any regularly constituted convocation is white tie and tails. Tuxedo may be used if any financial difficulty may be ex- perienced. The proper dress for a Divine Service is morning clothes or a dark business suite. (Never formal wear.) Members of the Grand Council, Past Grand Z.'s and Grand Super- intendents may be received alone but generally speaking they are usually received collectively. Other Grand Chapter Officers are not entitled to this courtesy. The Grand First Principal, Most Ex. Comp. Wm. H. Sproule has suggested that the 1976-77 Grand Superintendents be incorporated into this committee to maintain their interest in the work of our Grand Chapter, and to make full use of their talents and experience. A proposed list of committee members will be submitted to him for approval and for inclusion in the new list of Grand Chapter Committees for the coming Masonic year. Fraternally submitted on behalf of MOST EX. COMP. WM. S. THOMSON, General Chairman and his Committee RT. EX. COMP. FRED SCOTT, Deputy Chairman. Moved by R. Ex. Comp. A. L. Weisman, seconded by R. Ex. Comp. Fred Scott and carried, Resolved that this Report be received by Grand Chapter and adopted. REVIEWER OF THE PROCEEDINGS OF OTHER GRAND CHAPTERS To The Most Excellent, The Grand First Principal, Officers and Members of The Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of Canada in The Province of Ontario. Most Excellent Sir and Companions: The indisposition of V. Ex. Comp. Clifford E. Rich, who was originally appointed to write this report, has relegated to my un- tutored hands the enlightening privilege of perusing the annual pro- ceedings of many Grand Jurisdictions on this continent, as well as others including the British Isles, Germany and around the globe to New Zealand. This has been for me an unparalleled opportunity to compare our own experiences with those of our Companions dispersed far and near, and is both a rewarding and widening educational process. Regrettably, because of time constraints and late entry into this field of research, this report must be construed as an overall impression, rather than an analytical study of each of the various proceedings, which has been the previous practice. The first impression gleaned from skimming over these publica- tions, is a confirmation of the universal nature of our great order, and this stems from a fellow-feeling of sharing similar enthusiasms, aims and concerns with our Companions all over the world, and an awareness of the solidarity and permanence of our imperishable institution. The differences are less obvious than the similarities, and this creates a sensibility of our universal unity. It is of interest to note that the differences in operation and admini- ANNUAL CONVOCATION, NIAGARA FALLS, 1977 87 stration in the various Grand Jurisdictions are in relatively minor matters, determined by local traditions and prevailing social climate. Some jurisdictions appear somewhat less formal than ours in the matter of dress. We tend to place considerable stock in uniformity of formal attire, and there is perhaps, some merit in this. Dress should, as Polonius has it, be "costly as thy purse can buy, but not express'd in fancy; rich, not gaudy; for the apparel oft proclaims the man." It is indeed, no empty fact, that in dressing the part, we more readily act the part. Many of our Companions in the United States have understandably been somewhat preoccupied with celebrations of their country's bi- centennial anniversary, and this has formed the basis of numberless events and set the theme for most of their activities, overshadowing the regular business of Masonic activity. There continues to be much expressed concern, bordering some- times almost on despair, regarding dwindling membership and lack of growth. In their attempts to thwart this trend, some Jurisdictions embark on same ingenious enterprises to reverse these conditions. The Grand Chapter of Maryland awards a Grand Chapter Banner, based on a point system as follows: Points Each Companion Exalted 10 Each Companion Affiliated 10 Each Companion Re-instated 20 Each percentage point gain in average attendance over report of previous year 10 Each officer in his station on Grand Superintendent's visit 5 Each officer rated excellent by Grand Superintendent 10 Each officer rated good 5 Each Companion suspended N.P.D -5 Each copy of the Ritual in use observed by the Grand Superintendent -10 Banners, shields and trophies doubtless do serve a purpose. In the last analysis, however, our activities should be such as to attract and hold our members by virtue of intrinsic qualities and high standards rather than by a sugar coating of gimmicks. As the reviewer for Germany succinctly and colourfully summarizes the situation, "If you pour rich slop, you do not have to call the hogs". Numerical strength is greatly to be desired, but only if the indivi- dual units are of sterling worth and of our own philosophical persua- sion. Our strength lies in our ability to distinguish the precious metal from the dross, and recruiting only those with Royal Arch potential rather than mere numbers. Some jurisdictions seem to feel that the answer to problems of growth and attendance is to be found in indoctrination at an early age through the agency of pseudo-Masonic youth organizations. This is an empirical approach and time alone can attest to its value. To the traditionally minded, there is in this a suggestion of subterfuge to side-step the age-old landmark which reserves Freemasonry to those who have attained the full age of twenty-one years, and to those accustomed to the structure of Masonry in this jurisdiction, it seems unusual for the Royal Craft to be patently and actively involved in the affairs of independent bodies which presumably do have their own central administrations. 88 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA PROCEEDINGS We should derive great encouragement in our efforts by the example set for us by our Companions labouring under such incredible difficul- ties in Northern Ireland, After so many years of violence and terrorist activity, the Chapters are not only continuing to work, but a new Chapter has been added and eighty Companions attended the Con- stitution dinner. The Grand Chapter of Alberta is staunchly loyalist, and passed an unequivical resolution of loyalty in the following terms: Be it resolved that this Most Excellent Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of Alberta pledge our sincere loyalty and affection to Her Most Gracious Majesty Queen Elizabeth the Second. It is our prayer that the Most High will protect and guide her. God save our Queen. Be it further resolved that a true copy of this Resolution be forwarded to his honour the Lieutenant Governor of Alberta for transmittal to Her Majesty by way of the honourable Secretary of State of Canada, under the seal of the Most Excellent Grand Chapter of Alberta. The Report of the Committee on the Work for Alberta contains this interesting direction, that the Grand Scribe E. is requested to communicate with the Grand Chapter of Canada in Ontario and the Grand Lodge of Mark Master Masons of Ireland to ascertain their views on certain features concerning the conferring of the Mark Master Degree. One burns with curiosity to know the nature of those certain features. The Grand Chapter of Mississippi quotes unfamiliar but splendid words taken from their First Degree, "To relieve distress is a duty incumbent on all men, but particularly on Masons, who are linked together by a chain of sincere affection. To soothe the unhappy, to sympathize with their misfortunes, to compassionate their miseries and to restore peace to their troubled minds, is the great aim we have in view." An appropriate note on which to conclude this report in the report of the Grand High Priest in answer to the question, "When is a man a Mason?" — "When he finds good in every faith that helps men to lay hold on higher things. And to see majestic meanings in life whatever name that faith may be. When he can look into a wayside puddle and see something besides mud, and into the face of the most forlorn mortal and see something besides sin. When he knows how to pray, how to hope. When he has kept faith with himself, with his fellowman, and with his God. In his hand a sword, in his heart a bit of a song, glad to live but not afraid to die. In such a man, whether he be rich or poor, scholarly or unlearned, famous or obscure, Masonry has wrought her sweet ministry. And as a man, may the Most High help each of us to be such a Mason." To which we add a fervent 'So Mote It Be', and I know that you all join me in expressing a sincere hope for the restoration to health and activity for our regular reviewer, V. Ex. Comp. Clifford E. Rich. All of which, Most Excellent Sir and Companion, is respectfully and fraternally submitted, W. JAMES CURTIS, P.G.S.N. Moved by R. Ex. Comp. A. L. Weisman, seconded by R. Ex. Comp. W. J. Curtis and carried, Resolved that this Report be received by Grand Chapter and adopted. ANNUAL CONVOCATION, NIAGARA FALLS, 1977 89 REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON CONSTITUTION, LAWS AND JURISPRUDENCE This has been a relatively easy year for the Committee because of the fact that we were not obliged to deal with major changes to the Constitution as had been the case in recent years. I commend the members of the Committee, R. Ex. Comp. J. A. Cox, R. Ex. Comp. W. James Curtis and V. Ex. Comp. D. V. Latimer for their expeditious handling of the By-law Amendment applications which have been forwarded to them by the Grand Chapter Office. The method of handling has been altered somewhat this year but the net result is that there has not been delay in the processing of By-law amendments insofar as Grand Chapter is concerned. Unfortunately, delays sometimes do occur because the Chapters do not follow closely the requirements, and the applications arrive to us sometimes without essential parts and therefore cannot be processed. To avoid this Grand Superintendents will have to check this more carefully before signing the accompanying forms and forwarding the applications to the Grand Chapter Office. Based on representations made to us at Grand Executive meetings and in correspondence with Chapters we are proposing certain amend- ments which we think will be for the benefit of all of us. W. S. THOMSON, LP. Grand First Principal, Chairman, Constitution, Laws & Jurisprudence Moved by R. Ex. Comp. A. L. Weisman, seconded by M. Ex. Comp. W. S. Thomson and carried, Resolved that this Report be received by Grand Chapter and adopted. REPORT OF THE GRAND HISTORIAN 1977 To the Most Excellent, the Grand First Principal, Officers and Members of Royal Arch Masons of Canada in the Province of Ontario. Most Excellent Sir and Companions: We are pleased to report that several fifty and one hundred year histories of individual Royal Arch Chapters have been received since last Grand Convocation. Most of them have been turned in by visitors to the celebration festivities and only a few by Scribe E.'s of the Chap- ters. This is unfortunate because several histories have never been received by the Grand Historian. We therefore appeal to each Scribe E. to look through his older records and send in copies of these valuable booklets for the Grand Chapter Archives. Your Grand Historian has also helped several Chapters to write the earlier story of their Chapters. It sometimes entails long hours to assemble the records but the duty of the Grand Historian includes this kind of work. So keep him busy. Records of early Chapters which were forced to turn in their Charters are being compiled, when the work is complete it will become a subject for an historical paper. Because of illness the Historian's work has been curtailed but it is hoped that the current year will prove even more productive. V. EX. COMP. CLIFFORD E. RICH. Moved by R. Ex. Comp. A. L. Weisman, seconded by V. Ex. Comp. C. E. Rich and carried, Resolved that this Report be received by Grand Chapter and adopted. 90 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA PROCEEDINGS REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE The Committee on Finance submits herewith its report for the year ending February 28th, 1977. The reports of the Grand Treasurer, the Grand Scribe E. and the Auditors for the year ending February 28th, 1977, have been submitted to you, and have been reviewed by the Members of the Committee on Finance. In our opinion, these reports present full and adequate details of all Receipts and Disbursements during the fiscal year in respect to the financial affairs of this Grand Chapter. One point we feel should be elaborated on is the amount of $1,863.19 excess of Revenue over Expenditure for the year in question, $1,763.19 more than the estimated excess of Revenue in the budget figures presented one year ago. This substantial increase is directly attributed to the cost of the 1976 Grand Convocation and credit must be given to those who exercised diligent attention to the various expenses. The 1977-78 budget herewith presented, has been drawn up on the followinag extraordinary facts and estimates: (a) the purchase of 7,000 copies of the WORK (b) the sale of 4,000 copies of the WORK (c) reducing the $23,800.00 bank loan required for the purchase of the WORK by $15,000.00 (d) the estimated budget deficit is $$10,000.00. (e) The 3,000 copies of the WORK on hand February 28th, 1978 at cost equal $10,170.00. We would note at this time, that if we were to lift out of the estimated income and expense figures, the amount directly attributed to the WORK, the budget presented would have reflected a $600.00 estimated excess of Revenue over Expenditure. THE KEYSTONE Like previous Finance Committees, we must record our concern over the cost of printing the Keystone and respectfully suggest that steps be taken immediately to limit the size and number of copies printed. And the amount spent by the Committee limited to the amount received by donations. No allowance has been made in the present budget for the publication of the Keystone. SALARIES This Grand Chapter is not immune from the ever increasing spiral of rising cost and the question of adequate wages is a constant source of concern. Grand Chapter must, as in all its endeavours, be very realistic, and realize that being a fraternal non-profit organization with almost a limited income, that we must cut our cloth accordingly. Appreciating that everything possible should be done to maintain harmony and good working relations in the Grand Chapter office, your committee respectfully suggests that this important matter be referred to the Advisory Committee for study. ANNUAL CONVOCATION, NIAGARA FALLS, 1977 91 We note with regret that our Auditors, Borden Wunder Chartered Accountants, have tendered their resignation, and we would record at this time our appreciation for their co-operation and assistance. All of which is respectfully and fraternally submitted on behalf of the Committee. M. EX. COMP. C. W. EMMETT, P.G.Z., Chairman. Moved by R. Ex. Comp. A. L. Weisman, seconded by M. Ex. Comp. C. W. Emmett and carried. Resolved that this Report be received by Grand Chapter and adopted. 92 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA PROCEEDINGS ESTIMATE OF REVENUE AND EXPENDITURE FOR THE YEAR ENDING FEBRUARY, 28, 1978 RVENUES: Budget Actual Budget 1976/77 1976/77 1977/78 Registration fees $ 2,000.00 $ 2,226.00 $ 2,000.00 Dues— Per Capita 32,000.00 31,635.00 31,500.00 Dues— Life Membership 2,400.00 2,400.00 2,400.00 Dispensations and Warrants 250.00 198.00 200.00 Sale of Supplies 3,000.00 1,735.70 16,500.00 Interest of Investments 4,350.00 4,645.06 4,750.00 Donation from Canusa Tour 50.00 Keystone Account — — 650.00 TOTAL REVENUES $44,000.00 $42,889.76 $58,000.00 EXPENDITURES: Grand Chapter — Office: Renumeration— Grand Scribe E $ 6,500.00 $ 6,499.92 $ 6,500.00 Office Assistance 8,200.00 8,048.26 8,200.00 Rent and Parking 5,200.00 5,288.52 4,450.00 Miscellaneous (Postage, Tel., etc.) 3,100.00 3,121.27 4,400.00 Canada Pension, Unempl. Ins., etc. 500.00 334.67 350.00 $23,500.00 $23,292.64 $23,900.00 Grand Convocation: General Convocation Expense $ 6,000.00 $ 4,436.99 $ 5,250.00 Executive Committee 2,300.00 2,302.75 2,300.00 Printing Proceedings 2,500.00 2,212.00 2,500.00 Regalia— Grand Z 500.00 362.08 300.00 Testimonial— Grand Z 350.00 350.00 $11,650.00 $ 9,313.82 $10,700.00 Printing: General Distribution and Office $ 1,500.00 $ 1,420.00 $ 1,500.00 Supplies for Resale 1,500.00 1,097.87 26,000.00 $ 3,000.00 $ 2,517.87 $27,500.00 Travelling: Grand Z $ 2,000.00 $ 2,000.00 $ 2,000.00 Grand Scribe E 500.00 500.00 500.00 Other 200.00 200.00 200.00 $ 2,700,00 $ 2,700.00 $ 2,700.00 Other: Audit $ 600.00 $ 600.00 $ 600.00 Liability and Bonding Insurance 1,000.00 1,050.00 1,000.00 Jewels and Engraving 700.00 927.24 1,000.00 Education and Instruction 100.00 25.00 50.00 Publicity 600.00 600.00 Foreign Correspondence 500.00 Keystone Account 650.00 Total $ 3,050.00 $ 3,202.24 $ 3,300.00 TOTAL EXPENDITURES $43,900.00 $41,026.57 $68,000.00 ANNUAL CONVOCATION, NIAGARA FALLS, 1977 93 GRAND CHAPTER "CALLED OFF" Grand Chapter was called off at 4:00 p.m. to permit delegates to select their Grand Superintendents of the seventeen districts of the Grand Jurisdiction and to elect the officers of Grand Chapter for the ensuing" year. SATURDAY, 30 APRIL, 1977 Grand Chapter was called on at 9:30 a.m. REPORT OF ELECTIONS AT THE ONE HUNDRED AND NINETEENTH ANNUAL CONVO- CATION OF THE GRAND CHAPTER OF ROYAL ARCH MASONS OF CANADA IN THE PROVINCE OF ONTARIO, HELD IN THE SHERATON-BROCK HOTEL, CITY OF NIAGARA FALLS, ONTARIO, ON 28, 29, 30 APRIL, 1977, THE FOLLOWING OFFI- CERS AND COMMITTEES WERE ELECTED AND APPOINTED: M. Ex. Comp. William H. Sproule Grand Z. 4 Elizabeth St. S., Brampton, Ontario L6Y 1P8 R. Ex. Comp. Aube L. Weisman Grand H. 141 Cedarvale Ave., Toronto, Ontario M4C 4J9 R. Ex. Comp. Frederick Scott Grand J. 41 Fairfield Ave. N., Hamilton Ontario L8H 5G9 v Grand r Council GRAND CHAPTER OFFICERS — Elected 1977 R. Ex. Comp. Rev. William Rainey Grand Chaplain 42 South Street, Port Hope, L1A 1R8 R. Ex. Comp. John E. Richardson Grand Treasurer 30 Southampton Dr., Scarborough, M1K 4V7 R. Ex. Comp. Frederick C. Conley Grand Scribe E. 240 Eglinton Ave. E., Ste. 205, Toronto, M4P 1K8 R. Ex. Comp. James A. Sheppard Grand Scribe N. 135 Fenelon Dr., Apt. 804, Don Mills, M3A 3K9 R. Ex. Comp. Samuel J. Mitchell Grand Principal Sojourner Alvinston, Ont. N0N 1A0 R. Ex. Comp. J. George Hofmann Grand Registrar Elmvale, Ont. 10L 1P0 EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE (By Virtue of Office) M. Ex. Comp. John M. Burden Grand Z. 1943-44 4000 Yonge St., Apt. 535, Toronto, M4N 2N9 M. Ex. Comp. Alexander G. N. Bradshaw Grand Z. 1951-52 655 Waterloo St., London, N6B 2R6 94 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA PROCEEDINGS M. Ex. Comp. John Loftus House Grand Z. 1955-56 14 Pearson Ave., Toronto, M6R 1G1 M. Ex. Comp. Bruce H. Smith Grand Z. 1959-60 169 Dufferin Ave., Belleville, K8N 3W9 M. Ex. Comp. Charles W. Emmett Grand Z. 1961-62 27 Colwood Rd., Islington, M9A 4E5 M. Ex. Comp. Fraser Hay Grand Z. 1963-64 165 Victoria Ave. N., Listowel, N4W 1S7 M. Ex. Comp. James E. Girven Grand Z. 1965-66 R.R. 4, Peterborough, K9J 6X5 M. Ex. Comp. Fred W. D. Welham Grand Z. 1970-71 548 McCowan Rd., Scarborough, M1P 1J8 M. Ex. Comp. Leo J. Gent Grand Z. 1972-73 Box 78, 21 Catherine St. E., Dorchester, NOL 1G0 M. Ex. Comp. William S. Thomson Grand Z. 1974-75 1329 Cumnock Cres., Oakville, L6J 2N6 EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE — Honourary R. Ex. Comp. F. Carl Ackert, 1 Lincoln Ave., Cambridge-Gait N1R 4W4. R. Ex. Comp. Lloyd B. Gillespie, 630 Parkhill Rd. W., Apt. 105, Benmor Towers, Peterborough, K9J 6N6. R. Ex. Comp. James W. Woodland, 377 Ridelle Ave., Apt. 1218, Toronto, M6B 1K2. R. Ex. Comp. George E. Turner, 2281 Victoria Ave., Windsor, N8X, 1R2. R. Ex. Comp. Maarten van Wamelen, 1177 Bloor St. E., Apt. #206, Mississauga, L4Y 2N9. EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE — Elected R. Ex. Comp. Edward W. Elcombe, 65 Cuffley Cres. N., Downsview, M3K 1Y1 R. Ex. Comp. Gordon H. Stuart, 506 Comanche Rd., Mississauga, L5H 1W2 R. Ex. Comp. Edward M. Marshall, 137 Emerald St. S., Apt. 11, Hamil- ton, L8N 2V4 R. Ex. Comp. Clifford J. Meunier, 1241 Willowdale Ave., Ottawa K1H 7S5 R. Ex. Comp. Oliver T. Flint, 22 Extra St., Guelph, N1H 1Y9 EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE — Appointed R. Ex. Comp. George Dequetteville, 16 Garden Drive, Grimsby, L3M 3Y1 R. Ex. Comp. John C. Ferguson, Box 92, Embro, N0J 1J0 R. Ex. Comp. Ernest L. Goodman, Box 446, Frankford, K0K 2C0 R. Ex. Comp. Arthur S. Haley, 1144 Vimy St., North Bay, P1B 5C1 R. Ex. Comp. Edward H. Logan, 650 Grand Ave. W., Apt. 905, Chatham, N7L 1C7 ANNUAL CONVOCATION, NIAGARA FALLS, 1977 95 BENEVOLENT COMMITTEE (Members of the Executive Committee by Virtue of Office) R. Ex. Comp. F. Carl Ackert, Chairman, 1 Lincoln Ave., Cambridge- Gait, N1R 4W4 M. Ex. Comp. Bruce H. Smith, 169 Dufferin Avenue, Belleville, K8N 3W9 R. Ex. Comp. George E. Turner, 2281 Victoria Avenue, Windsor, N8X 1R2 GRAND SUPERINTENDENTS — 1977-78 St. Clair District No. 1 R. Ex. Comp. George Russel Eagleson 37 University Ave., Wallaceburg, N8A 2Z7 London District No. 2 R. Ex. Comp. Richard Allan Cadwallader 941 Beverley Road, Sarnia, N7S 3L8 Wilson District No. 3 R. Ex. Comp. Norman Wesley Card R.R. #2, Simcoe, N3Y 4K1 Wellington District No. 4 R. Ex. Comp. Charles William Easson 74 John St., Orangeville, L9W 2P8 Hamilton District No. 5 R. Ex. Comp. John Oscar McFeeters 903 Mohawk Road E., Apt. 602, Hamilton, L8T 2R7 Huron District No. 6 R. Ex. Comp. Stanley Edward Wheeler 192 Elizabeth Street, Goderich, N7A 3V1 Niagara District No. 7 R. Ex. Comp. John McNeill Livingstone 220 Lock St. W., Dunnville, N1A 1V2 Toronto East District No. 8 R. Ex. Comp. James William Pearce 267 The Donway W., Apt. 9, Don Mills, M3B 2V7 Toronto West District No. 8A R. Ex. Comp. Robert Thornton Rigby 352 Vodden Street, Brampton, L6V 2N2 Georgian District No. 9 R. Ex. Comp. Wasile Saranchuk 520 Claude St., P.O. Box 539, Wiarton, NOH 2T0 Ontario District No. 10 R. Ex. Comp. Herbert Bruce Tink R.R. #1, Hampton, LOB 1J0 Prince Edward District No. 11 R. Ex. Comp. Walter Robert Turton 38 First Ave., Trenton, K8V 4G4 St. Lawrence District No. 12 R. Ex. Comp. Thomas Albert Irwin 406 Susan St., Cornwall, K6J 2E2 Ottawa District No. 13 R. Ex. Comp. Virgil Conrad Garrett R.R. #2, Sharbot Lake, K0H 2P0 Algoma District No. 14 R. Ex. Comp. Colin John Ross Wabigoon, Ont. P0V 2W0 New Ontario District No. 15 R. Ex. Comp. Arthur James Scott 675 Birchwood, North Bay, P1B 4T4 Temiskaming District No. 16 .... R. Ex. Comp. Lawrence Harman Cutten 231 Devonshire Ave., P.O. Box 56, Iroquois Falls, P0K 1E0 96 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA PROCEEDINGS ASSISTANT OFFICERS — Appointed 1977-1978 M. Ex. Comp. Charles W. Emmett Grand Lecturer 27 Colwood Rd., Islington, M9A 4E5 V. Ex. Comp. William L. Wright Assistant Grand Chaplain Box 637, Sault Ste. Marie, P6A 5N2 V. Ex. Comp. Charles A. Sankey Grand Sr. Sojourner 46 South Drive, St. Catharines, L2R 4V2 V. Ex. Comp. Joseph Hobson Grand Jr. Sojourner 937 Falcon Blvd., Burlington, L7T 3B8 V. Ex. Comp. Vermont Pow Grand Sword Bearer R.R. #5, St. Thomas, M5P 3S9 V. Ex. Comp. Thomas John Quinton Grand Master 4th Veil 31 Gladstone Avenue, Chatham, N7L 2B9 V. Ex. Comp. William Richard Oldham Grand Master 3rd Veil 490- 10th Street, Apt. 301, Collingwood, Box 439, L9Y 2H1 V. Ex. Comp. Mervin Samuel Tripp Grand Master 2nd Veil Fitzroy Harbour, KOA 1X0 V. Ex. Comp. Gerald Henry Gilmer Grand Master 1st Veil 35 Crawford St., Brockville, K6V 1S2 V. Ex. Comp. Joseph Stanley Shield Grand Standard Bearer 15 Cousins Dr., Aurora, L4G 1B2 V. Ex. Comp. Richard William Gerring Grand Director of Ceremonies 352 Lawrence Ave. W., Toronto, M5M 1B7 V. Ex. Comp. Louis William Leroy Dixon Asst. Grand Director of Ceremonies 65 Miramar Cresc, Scarborough, M1J 1R5 V. Ex. Comp. Reginald Cross Grand Organist 170 Lake Ave., Carleton Place, K7C 1M2 V. Ex. Comp. Roy Allen Cumming Grand Pursuivant R.R. #1, Winchester, K0C 2K0 V. Ex. Comp. William Benjamin May Grand Steward 89 Whitlock St., Stratford, N5A 1T2 V. Ex. Comp. William John Crookshanks Grand Steward 1106 O'Brien St. N., P.O. Box 866, Atikokan, POT 1O0 V. Ex. Comp. Russell H. McCagherty Grand Steward P.O. Box 1484, Essex, NOR 1E0 V. Ex. Comp. Murray Reid Muir Grand Steward 63 Greenfield Dr., London, N6E 1M8 V. Ex. Comp. Benjamin George Duncan Grand Steward P.O. Box 172, Drumbo, N0J 1G0 V. Ex. Comp. Robert Allan Borland Grand Steward 6 Cleaveholm Dr., Georgetown, L7G 3E1 ANNUAL CONVOCATION, NIAGARA FALLS, 1977 97 V. Ex. Comp. Stanley Easterbrook Chisholm Grand Steward 62 Main St. E., Milton, L9T 1N3 V. Ex. Comp. Bruce Steenson Grand Steward R.R. #4, Listowel, N4W 3G9 V. Ex. Comp. Gerald Floyd Hughes Grand Steward 3510 Bowen Road, Stevensville, LOS ISO V. Ex. Comp. Donald Clair Armstrong Grand Steward 30 Carabob Court, Apt. 1007, Agincourt, MIT 3M2 V. Ex. Comp. Stephen Edward William Pilcher Grand Steward 44 Dunning Crescent, Toronto, M8W 4S8 V. Ex. Comp. George Ernest Styles Grand Steward Big Cedar Estates, R.R. #1, Hawkestone, LOL 1T0 V. Ex. Comp. Robert Edwin Temperton Grand Steward 725 Adelaide St. E., Oshawa, L1G 2A7 V. Ex. Comp. John Neal Gray Grand Steward 101 College St. E., Apt. 8, Belleville, K8P 2E9 V. Ex. Comp. Walter Warmington Grand Steward 204 Collingwood St., Kingston, K7L 3X8 V. Ex. Comp. Meirion Griffiths Grand Steward 83 Algonquin Ave., P.O. Box 486, Deep River, K0J 1P0 V. Ex. Comp. William Arthur Cheetham Grand Steward 466 Egan St., Thunder Bay, P7A 2X5 V. Ex. Comp. Edward John Powell Grand Steward 12 Crawford Ave., Sault Ste. Marie, P6B 3A1 V. Ex. Comp. Amasa Edison Minard Grand Steward 608 Eyre Blvd., Timmins, P4N 4Z1 V. Ex. Comp. William Kinnaird Grand Steward 2560 Kingston Rd., Apt. 207, Scarborough, M1M 1L8 V. Ex. Comp. John E. Yaeger Grand Historian 19 Eva Rd., P.H. 5, Etobicoke, M9C 4W4 V. Ex. Comp. Arthur John Burton Grand Outer Guard 10 Crestland Ave., Toronto, M4C 3L1 V. Ex. Comp. David MacLachlan Honourary Grand Outer Guard 1460 Bayview Ave., Apt. 302, Toronto, M4G 3B3 98 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA PROCEEDINGS SPECIAL COMMITTEES OF GRAND CHAPTER REPORT ON GRAND Z's ADDRESS M. Ex. Comp. F. W. D. Welhalm and all Past Grand Z's MILEAGE AND PER DIEM R. Ex. Comp. Lloyd B. Gillespie, Chairman R. Ex. Comp. George Dequetteville, R. Ex. Comp. Arthur S. Haley COMMITTEE OF GRAND CHAPTER OFFICE ORGANIZATION M. Ex. Comp. James E. Girven, Chairman R. Ex. Comp. Frederick C. Conley, R. Ex. Comp. John E. Richardson Bro. John Lewars, R. Ex. Comp. Edward W. Elcombe DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARDS M. Ex. Comp. Fraser Hay, Chairman M. Ex. Comp. Alexander G. N. Bradshaw M. Ex. Comp. Charles W. Emmett ARCHIVES COMMITTEE V. Ex. Comp. John E. Yaeger, Chairman R. Ex. Comp. Harold Ince, R. Ex. Comp. Harold Foote, R. Ex. Comp. Frederick C. Conley, V. Ex. Comp. John R. Brown EDUCATION AND GUIDANCE COMMITTEE M. Ex. Comp. William S. Thomson, General Chairman R. Ex. Comp. Fred Scott, Deputy Chairman Vice-Chairmen: District No. 1 — R. Ex. Comp. Lawrence Hillman; No. 2 — V. Ex. Comp. Lyle James and R. Ex. Comp. Hallett C. Banks; No. 3 — R. Ex. Comp. Les Levitt; No. 4 — R. Ex. Comp. John Boswell; No. 5— R. Ex. Comp. Ed Marshall; No. 6— V. Ex. Comp. Frank L. Barrett; No. 7— R. Ex. Comp. Clark Brooks; No. 8— R. Ex. Comp. E. W. Elcombe and R. Ex. Comp. Wm. Morgan; No. 8 A — R. Ex. Comp. Wm. Boston and R. Ex. Comp. Gordon Stuart; No. 9 — R. Ex. Comp. George Hofmann and R. Ex. Comp. Dalton Moffatt; No. 10 — R. Ex. Comp. Steve Tripp and R. Ex. Comp. Jask Meier; No. 11 — R. Ex. Comp. Ernie Good- man; No. 12 — R. Ex. Comp. Bob Laushway; No. 13 — R. Ex. Comp. William T. Bradley; No. 14— R. Ex. Comp. Chester Miller and R. Ex. Comp. Douglas Argent; No. 15 — Ex. Comp. Walter C. Fleming; No. 16 — R. Ex. Comp. Harold Fick, and all immediate Past Grand Superintendents in all Districts. R. Ex. Comp. James A. Sheppard, Secretary REVISION AND EDITING COMMITTEE FOR THE WORK, INSTALLATION AND MANUAL OF INSTRUCTION R. Ex. Comp. Maarten A. van Wamelen, Chairman M. Ex. Comp. Charles W. Emmett, Advisory Chairman V. Ex. Comp. Gordon T. Ferguson, R. Ex. Comp. John C. Ferguson, V. Ex. Comp. Chester Philip, R. Ex. Comp. Ed Elcombe, R. Ex. Comp. Irving Ingles Ex. Comp. William Bell, Secretary ANNUAL CONVOCATION, NIAGARA FALLS, 1977 BURSARY COMMITTEE V. Ex. Comp. Charles A. Sankey, Chairman R. Ex. Comp. Allan Leal, V. Ex. Comp. Jack Loft V. Ex. Comp. E. M. Bluestein, Ex. Comp. Byron Gordon PUBLIC RELATIONS COMMITTEE R. Ex. Comp. Edward Marshall, Chairman R. Ex. Comp. Oliver Flint, Vice-Chairman and Editor of Keystone R. Ex. Comp. Samuel Tenenbaum, Assistant Editor of Keystone All Ruling Grand Superintendents WARRANTS AND DISPENSATIONS R. Ex. Comp. Douglas J. Argent, Chairman R. Ex. Comp. Leslie Levitt, R. Ex. Comp. William B. Walker PRINTING AND SUPPLIES R. Ex. Comp. Edward W. Elcombe, Chairman R. Ex. Comp. E. L. Goodman, R. Ex. Comp. Hallett Banks FINANCE M. Ex. Comp. Charles W. Emmett, Chairman Bro. John Lewars, R. Ex. Comp. John E. Richardson, Grand Scribe E., and all Past Grand Z's INVESTMENTS M. Ex. Comp. Fraser Hay, Chairman R. Ex. Comp. John Richardson, Vice-Chairman Bro. John Lewars, R. Ex. Comp. George Hofmann V. Ex. Comp. Fred Kline GRIEVANCES AND APPEALS M. Ex. Comp. Bruce H. Smith, Chairman M. Ex. Comp. John M. Burden, Vice-Chairman M. Ex. Comp. John Nayler, R. Ex. Comp. Samuel J. Mitchell, R. Ex. Comp. Edward H. Logan, R. Ex. Comp. Clifford J. Meunier FRATERNAL CORRESPONDENCE AND REVIEW V. Ex. Comp. John E. Yaeger CONDITION OF CAPITULAR MASONRY R. Ex. Comp. Gordon Stuart, Chairman R. Ex. Comp. Hugh Fackrell, Vice-Chairman V. Ex. Comp. John Yaeger, R. Ex. Comp. John F. Murdoch 100 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA PROCEEDINGS CONSTITUTION, LAWS AND JURISPRUDENCE M. Ex. Comp. William S. Thomson, Chairman R. Ex. Comp. His Honour Judge John A. Cox, Vice-Chairman V. Ex. Comp. His Honour Judge Douglas V. Latimer, R. Ex. Comp. W. James Curtis FRATERNAL DEAD R. Ex. Comp. Rev. William Rainey CONVOCATION COMMITTEE — 1978 R. Ex. Comp. Edward Elcombe, Chairman R. Ex. Comp. Norman Farrington, Vice-Chairman Plus Committee of their own choosing. NEXT PLACE OF MEETING By Special Resolution of Grand Chapter, the One Hundred and Twentieth Annual Convocation of the Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of Canada in the Province of Ontario will be held in the City of Toronto, King Edward Hotel, 18, 19, 20 April 1978. Address of the Grand Z: William H. Sproule, 4 Elizabeth Street S., Brampton, Ont. L6Y 1P8 R. Ex. Comp. Frederick C. Conley, GRAND SCRIBE E. ANNUAL CONVOCATION, NIAGARA FALLS, 1977 101 REPORT ON THE CONDITION OF CAPITULAR MASONRY To the Most Excellent the Grand First Principal, Officers and Members of the Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of Canada in the Province of Ontario. Most Excellent Sir and Companions: After a careful study of the individual reports of the Grand Super- intendents together with the Statistical Tables and with the kind assistance of the Grand Scribe E., your Committee takes pleasure in presenting- its report on the condition of Capitular Masonry in this Grand Jurisdiction, First, we note the many tributes which have been paid to our Grand First Principal for his untiring efforts to fulfill the duties of his im- portant office, of his many visits and personal contacts throughout the Grand Jurisdiction, his encouraging addresses, and his sincerity and high resolve have renewed enthusiasm wherever he has visited. We are greatly blessed by having such dedicated and devoted leadership and we can be assured that under such guidance our noble institution will continue to prosper. The Committee was very sorry to learn of the poor health that befell R. Ex. Comp. Fred Scott, Grand Third Principal, recently. How- ever, we are glad to hear that R. Ex. Comp. Scott is now improved and expects to be well enough to attend this Grand Convocation. We wish him many healthful years ahead. From the study of the activities of the Grand Superintendents we can report that they deserve our sincerest approbation for the faithful and exemplary manner in which they have represented our Grand First Principal in advancing Capitular Masonry in our Grand Jurisdiction. This report brings some good news and some bad news. Reporting first on the good news, your Committee finds that the total membership for 1976 to be 18,094, a net gain or increase of 37 members over last year. The membership for the year 1966 was 20,781 which indicates a loss of 2,687 members over a ten year period. However, this year is our first net gain in membership in many years and we believe it is a turning point and a trend setter for the next years ahead. Since all Chapters have advanced candidates with the exception of 13 Chapters, it also indicates that Chapters and Companions are working to promote Royal Arch Masonry through various Chapter activities, and especially effective have been the Master Mason, or Craft Nights, utilizing that outstanding film of Freemasonry, "The Saga of the Holy Royal Arch". We rejoice to note that Kitchener Chapter No. 117, has advanced 20 new candidates in the past 12 months, the highest gain of any individual Chapter in the Jurisdiction. We find that Deaths, Withdrawals and Suspension account for a total loss of 763 members during 1976. The grievous loss by death of 427 members is one over which we have no control, however, we feel that something can be done about suspensions and demits which total 336. The life membership plan may be the possible answer. Our congratulations are offered to Smithville Chapter No. 240 for being this year's winner of the Thomson Trophy. This Chapter has been twice in jeopardy during recent years and has come back strongly with the highest percentage of new members. Tyrian Chapter No. 258 and University Chapter No. 241 have also placed well at the top this year. University Chapter on the verge of surrending its Charter three years ago is now making good progress. The example set by these three 102 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA PROCEEDINGS Chapters in applying the positive virtues of faith and hope, together with dedicated labour, shines bright in our Jurisdiction and furnishes proof of what can be done by any Chapter in a distressed condition if the will is present. While we seem to be gaining new members, we again observe that we are not getting nearly enough members and officers out at our meetings. The analysis of the Statistical Tables provided by our Grand Superintendents indicate that the average attendance (not including the visitors) this year was 17.9 members per Chapter meeting, or 16 percent of average Chapter membership. We also learn that average visitor attendance to be 5 visitors per Chapter meeting. On the official visitation of our Grand Superintendents there were 42 Chapters where one or more of the three Principals were absent. There were four Chapters where the First Principal was absent for one reason or another and only eight Chapters where all officers were present on the Official Visit. Two Chapters were embarrassed with only a total of 4 officers present and one Chapter had no members on the sides for the Official Visitation. This lack of interest is not only prevalent in Chapters but is evidenced in other Masonic bodies and seems to spread itself among the affairs of even our Country. Yet it can be overcome as some of our Chapters have proven time and time again when sincere desire is present and there is a willingness on the part of the Companions to assume the necessary labours no matter how difficult. We do note that the Grand Superintendents have found that those who attend regularly are keen and are keeping up the tradition of Capitular Masonry. While we realize that calibre is more important than straight numbers, nevertheless we must also bear in mind that it is from the membership that the Chapter draws its Officers and gains its strength to grow. We strongly recommend that Attendance Com- mittees become more determined in their objective to improve Chapter attendance, it is moreover beholden upon every Officer to set a better example in the fulfillment of his duties. Just as good attendance in a Chapter inspires the Officers to do even better work, equally so will good administration, interesting Chapter programs and good degree work by the Officers inspire members to come to Chapter. We have also come to the opinion that informality and laxity in some Chapters which at times have been carried to the extreme, affects the morale of the Officers and members, with the apparent loss of en- thusiasm and interest in Capitular Masonry. We strongly urge that Chapter business and ceremonies be undertaken and discharged accord- ing to formal and traditional Masonic custom and protocol, bearing in mind that "order" is one of the primary governing principles of the Universe. Now for the subject of outstanding dues and those in arrears beyond the period of 12 months. We find only 10 Chapters clear and that the total amount of dues outstanding to be $39,154.10, a sizeable amount, which if invested wisely would bring in a good return to assist Chapters to pay their operating expenses. Furthermore, such a large amount would indicate that some Chapters are failing to collect, or perhaps not trying to collect the dues owing to the Chapter. A determined effort should be made to correct this situation at once. We observe with pleasure that one hundred and forty-eight Com- panions were honoured in 1976. Although no Companion was the recipient of the Distinguished Service Award, we find that sixty-nine ANNUAL CONVOCATION, NIAGARA FALLS, 1977 103 Companions received the 25-Year Past Principal's Jewel, that sixty-five Companions were awarded the 50-Year Royal Arch Jewel and nine Companions were the recipients of the 60-Year Royal Arch Jewel. The 50-Year Past Principal's Bar was presented to five Companions. We offer our warmest and most sincere congratulations to all who have received these jewels. Grand Chapter is indebted to these Companions for their many years of faithful service and their contribution to our ancient and honourable Institution. Reporting on benevolence, we find that 49 of our Chapters have participated in charitable acts, and that Mt. Sinai Chapter No. 212, in particular, has made a substantial contribution in this field. We are also aware of the untiring efforts of the Welfare Committee of the two Toronto Districts for the dedicated work with the underprivileged children and the aged. This year they furnished an emergency room at the York Central Hospital in Richmond Hill, provided a piano for the Blind, and now plan to raise $10,000 to purchase several kidney diastolysis ma- chines to help those who suffer from chronic kidney disease. Truly these are acts of Masonic Charity and Brotherly Love in action. There is nothing finer. We also found in our scrutiny of the Grand Superintendent's reports that 67 social events were held by Chapters during the year. Here Companions can meet and become better acquainted with the ladies and also as a way of showing them our appreciation of their participation in our Masonic life. There were also four 100-year Anniversaries and two Dedications at which a Banquet and Dance were entertaining high- lights of the program. Church Services were held in several Districts and by several Chapters. We especially commend District 10 for their devotional duties, noting 6 Chapters out of 9 reporting a Chapter Divine Service. We urge all Companions to give full support to Divine Services as a testimony of our faith. Regretfully there has been little reported on any overall education or instruction work being dispensed within the Jurisdiction. Only four Grand Superintendents have reported any progress in this aspect. Furthermore, it has been our personal observation that there is con- siderable room for improvement in the practice of Masonic protocal at many Chapters. It is therefore recommended that our Grand Super- intendents be instructed to schedule educational meetings for the purpose of guiding Chapters in the procedures of protocol. Also, our Principals and Officers must be educated to be leaders, to know how to plan, how to set goals and how to reach them, and how to communi- cate in order to make the Chapter programs more attractive and result- ful, yet at the same time to instill in the hearts of our Companions the teachings of our Order through good degree work and Masonic short- talks. There is much work to be done in this area and it is suggested that the Grand Superintendents utilize the well-skilled services of their District Vice-Chairmen of Education and Guidance Committee, services which are readily available. It is encouraging to learn from the Grand Superintendents that District Principal Associations are being rejuvenated or enlivened in several Districts. This certainly indicates a greater interest in Royal Arch Masonry in these Districts and those responsible are to be con- gratulated. We have noted the increasing work load placed upon our Grand Principals. The Grand Council is expected to perform far and above 104 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA PROCEEDINGS their physical capacity. They are asked to undertake far too many duties with the consequent detriment to their health and efficiency. It is recommended that Chapters be encouraged to limit functions so that the physical strain on the Grand Council is lessened, or it should be possible for the three Grand Principals to divide up the visitation and other duties, so that they are required to travel and visit as a Grand Council only on the most auspicious occasion. In conclusion, my Companions, while this report has necessarily been rather critical in certain aspects of our fraternity, of which we must report our concern, there are certain other factors that make us most enthusiastic as evidenced in the upswing- in membership which is now taking place. This is certainly a sign of the turning of the tide. We continue to be enthusiastic because the message of Royal Arch Masonry never grows old — the Masonic theme of loss and recovery — in the belief that our past faults and weaknesses are our loss and our resurgence and gain in strength to be our recovery. This Masonic allegory has much wisdom and ideally pertains to the conditions of this present age. May Health and Happiness be with you all. Respectfully and fraternally submitted, R. EX. COMP.JOHN F. MURDOCK R. EX. COMP. ALEX WILSON R. EX. COMP. CHESTER MILLER, Vice-Chairman R. EX. COMP.HUGH FACKRELL, Chairman Per R. EX. COMP. G. STUART Moved by R. Ex. Comp. A. L. Weisman, seconded by R. Ex. Comp. H. Fackrell and carried, Resolved that this Report be received by Grand Chapter and adopted. REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON THE GRAND Z.'s ADDRESS To the Most Excellent the Grand First Principal, Officers and Members of the Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of Canada in the Province of Ontario. Most Excellent Sir and Companions: Your Committee has reviewed the Address of our Grand First Principal Most Excellent Companion William H. Sproule. We wish to congratulate our Grand Z. on his dedicated leadership during the past year, we hasten to assure him that he has indeed made a worthy contribution to Royal Arch Masonry during his first year in Office, this has been an inspiration to all concerned, the evi- dence of the success this year is abundant. Your Committee respect- fully acknowledge his kind reference to the assistance and co-operation rendered by all Past Grand Z.'s. The Grand Council, The Grand Scribe E., all Officers and Committee Chairmen. We are well aware of the fact that some of our Past Grand Z.'s now find themselves unable, through age, to render the assistance which was their custom down through the years to Grand Chapter. However, we assure the Grand ANNUAL CONVOCATION, NIAGARA FALLS, 1977 105 Z., their love for our beloved Royal Craft and its Officers remain firm and strong. Our thanks and prayer to the Great Architects ever shall be for the strength and health which have been given to our leader and may the Grand Z. and his council continue to receive these rich blessings. Our Grand Z. has paid proper tribute to those dedicated and Loyal Companions who since our last Grand Convocation have advanced to that House of Many Mansions Eternal in the Heavens. We feel con- fident they received that "Well Done Thou Good and Faithful Servant" for their devotion to the service of mankind. We mourn their loss, for their dedication we shall be ever indebted. We commend the Grand Z. for his sincere dedication in the carrying out of his many visitations. We were most ably represented. No man could do more. He has travelled many miles and brought much en- couragement to all throughout our Grand Jurisdiction. We concur in the Grand Z.'s welcome to Most Worshipful Brother and Very Excellent Companion Eric Nancekivel, our Grand Master and a distinguished member of our Grand Chapter. We feel confident that the presence of this dedicated Mason with us today has done much to further the bond of fraternal affection and respect now existing between our two Grand Bodies. Your Committee is pleased to learn that our membership loss has been stemmed and a slight increase is shown for the first time in many years. We are most happy to note the great success in the competition for the Membership Trophy. We congratulate Smithville Chapter No. 240 as the winners this year. We would also extend congratulations and thanks to the six Chapters who with a marked increase came so close. May all of your endeavours continue, we realize how encouraged our Grand Z. must be. We concur in the action of our Grand Z. in accepting the applica- tion from Midland Chapter No. 94 Lindsay, and Peel Chapter No. 195 Brampton, that awards of Past Principal Rank be made posthumously to Ex. Comp. Earl Stevens and Ex. Comp. Frank Fannin. We place his recommendations before Grand Chapter for approval. Your Committee concurs and wishes to add their commendation for the tireless efforts of the Committee on Ritual Revision. The many hours spent has been truly a work of love for our beloved Craft. They shall soon have completed a tremendous task, we add our thanks to that of our Grand Z. to these dedicated Companions. i We concur with the concern of our Grand Z. regarding Benevolence towards members and Chapters, we trust all Chapters will endeavour to follow out his recommendations for action to deter many demits. This, Companions, is Royal Arch Masonry in action. We join the Grand Z. in his congratulations to the Convocation Committee — Niagara Falls 1977. The many hours and Committee meetings pre- paring for his Grand Convocation has provided for the delegates, visitors and ladies much comfort and happiness, a most successful Convocation. Your Committee concurs with the Grand Z.'s greetings to our visitors from the United States and our Sister Provinces. The numbers present truly speak well for the high esteem held towards our Grand Chapter by these Jurisdictions whose representatives were received by our Grand Z. We concur with the Grand Z. in his thanks to the Constitution, Laws and Jurisprudence Committee who have reviewed the many By-Law changes and recommendations. Their assistance to the Grand 106 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA PROCEEDINGS Z. and our Chapters will be of much benefit to all. We trust they will accept his invitation to continue in office for another year. We join with our Grand Z. in his appreciation of the work of the Bursary Committee. Many awards have been made to deserving stu- dents, the assistance given to these young people will result in more knowledgeable citizens of the future who required that helping hand which it was Royal Arch Masonry's privilege to extend. We concur in the appreciation of our Grand Z. to the Archives Committee and to his expression of thanks for the work of V. Ex. Comp. Rich as Chairman, who has carried on at his home although not enjoying good health. We are happy that he has extended the invitation that this dedicated Mason carry on his duties as long as he wishes. Our Grand Z. in his Address has been most gracious to all of his Committees. He has been untiring in his efforts to advance Royal Arch Masonry, he advises us ever to keep in mind our Craft Lodge. To practice our teachings not only in our Chapters but to all men. Your Committee trusts that each one of us in this Grand Jurisdic- tion will observe his recommendations and support him in his endea- vours to build strong Chapters dedicated to the advancement of Masonry. We have a troubled world today, Royal Arch Masonry has the oppor- tunity to make a great contribution in its improvement through dedica- tion to the service of mankind and the worship of the One True God. We thank you Most Excellent Sir for your leadership and pray that Good Health will prevail during the year to assist you in your endeavours. Fraternally submitted, M. EX. COMP. FRED W. D. WELHAM M. EX. COMP. W. S. THOMSON M. EX. COMP. C. W. EMMETT M. EX. COMP. BRUCE H. SMITH M. EX. COMP. FRASER HAY, M.D. Moved by M. Ex. Comp. F. W. Welham, seconded by M. Ex. Comp. C. W. Emmett and carried, Resolved that this Report be received by Grand Chapter and adopted. INVESTMENTS To the Most Excellent the Grand First Principal, Officers and Members of the Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of Canada in the Province of Ontario. The portfolio holdings of the various accounts are respectively detailed in the Auditor's report. To briefly summarize events of the past year we note the following: General Account totalling $50,500 is made up of Trust Company G.I.C.'s and pre-encashable bank term deposits of various terms and rates. The invested dollar total is unchanged from the previous year. Victory Thanksgiving Benevolent Fund is composed of two seg- ments viz Capital Account of $68,200 which total has remained constant for some years and it is unlikely to decrease in compliance with terms of reference passed in years gone by, that the principal cannot be en- croached upon. The Non-Capital section of this fund totals $11,000 ANNUAL CONVOCATION, NIAGARA FALLS, 1977 107 which is some $10,000 lower than the previous year and will be covered later in this report. The Commuted Membership Fund is progressively moving ahead as revenue from higher interest return and new memberships outpaces the annual per capita transfer to the General Fund. The increased investments noted in the Bursary Fund are primarily as a result of transfer of $10,000 from the Victory Thanksgiving Bene- volent Fund which completely fulfills the commitment of this grand body in prior years, i.e. to expend some of the mounting balance building up in Victory Thanksgiving Benevolent Fund by assisting with bursaries at the rate of $2,000 per year to a maximum of $10,000. The Keystone Fund continues to operate as a deficit balancing operation and would appear to be the subject of closer scrutiny. The Insurance Fund was commenced several years back with nominal capital contributions being transferred annually from the General Fund, sufficient amount to be eventually accumulated to enable us to become self insured. We note that a number of overall changes in content have been made over the year as various investments matured, and we are pleased to note that in all instances we were able to obtain more enhanced yield returns. With the concurrence of the Grand First Principal $12,000 3% Province of Ontario bonds maturing October 15, 1977 and held in Victory Thanksgiving Benevolent Fund were pre-cashed at a loss of $4.00 per $100. We further note however that the funds were reinvested at 9% thus enabling us to cover the loss but also gain the advantage of a higher return within the first and subsequent years. In analyzing the overall portfolio holdings we note that a substan- tial amount of our investments remain at a very low yield and it is recommended that these be followed closely over the ensuing year with a view of upgrading the interest return at an early opportunity. All of which is fraternally submitted, M. EX. COMP. DR. FRASER HAY Moved by R. Ex. Comp. A. L. Weisman, seconded by M. Ex. Comp. F. Hay, M.D., and carried, Resolved that this Report be received by Grand Chapter and adopted. REPORT OF THE GRAND CHAPTER BURSARY COMMITTEE To the Most Excellent the Grand First Principal, Officers and Members of the Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of Canada in the Province of Ontario. We have the honour and duty to present to you the report of the Grand Chapter Bursary Committee for the year 1976-1977. It is with pride, tempered with humility and gratitude, that we are able to advise Grand Chapter that your Committee has completed one of the most successful years since its inception. Pride, in the realization that, notwithstanding the present adverse economic climate, many constituent Chapters have responded generously 108 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA PROCEEDINGS in supporting the Bursary Fund while significent and valued donations have been made by individuals. Humility, in acknowledging the active participation of our Grand Superintendents, and, particularly, the District Bursary Chairmen, without whom we would have been unable to spread the Bursary pro- gram and appeal throughout our jurisdiction. A share of each of these awards belongs to Mrs. Stuart Taylor, who made a very generous donation in memory of her husband, V. Ex. Comp. Taylor. Gratitude, to the members of this Committee for their advice and council, their support and dedication; and for the awareness that our work will continue to prosper because of the talents of those appointed to serve on this Committee. Your Grand Chapter Bursary Committee met on five different occa- sions to consider applications and to determine the amount of individual awards, dependent on need as outlined in financial statements and on academic progress. Discussions were also held on how this Committee could best disseminate information to our various constituent Chapters to allow Royal Arch Masons' families and dependents to take advantage of the availability of the Bursary Fund for suitable applicants and, at the same time, seek the necessary financial support so that our great program could be carried out adequately and fully. A complete brochure was prepared and mailed to each Grand Superintendent and District Bursary Chairman containing a history of our Bursary program since its inception, a number of prepared talks on the Bursaries, quotations from letters from recipients of Bursary awards, application forms, and further instructions. This year the Committee received 33 applications for Bursary assistance. Two of these were withdrawn or not pursued. Twenty- eight awards were made for a total of $7,200.00, divided among 13 young men and 15 young ladies. The applications came from 22 dif- ferent Chapters within our jurisdiction. The students attended 18 different* educational institutions comprising universities, community colleges and technical schools. The grand total of awards to date is $58,883.00 among 252 Bursaries. It has not been my practice since assuming the position of Chair- man to single out any particular individuals for special mention. How- ever, as this is my final report in this capacity, I would be remiss if I failed to acknowledge the especial contribution of our ex-officio members who, having completed their term on the Committee, continue to give advice and assistance for the benefit of our Order; of Ex. Comp. Victor Ozol, District Bursary Chairman Niagara District #7 who pre- pared, had printed, and forwarded a most informative folder to all the Companions in his District; of Ex. Comp. Robert Rigby, District Bur- sary Chairman, Toronto West District #8A, who was responsible for obtaining a contribution from every individual constituent Chapter in his District; of the many other Companions who have been of great assistance to this Committee throughout the years; and last, but by no means least, of R. Ex. Comp. Fred Conley, our Grand Scribe E., for his continuing efforts on behalf of the Committee. Ex. Comp. William Bell retires from the Committee this year. We thank him warmly for his services. We will continue to have the benefit of his advice as an ex-officio member. ANNUAL CONVOCATION, NIAGARA FALLS, 1977 109 Due to circumstances beyond his control, your Chairman regret- fully relinquishes his office, and expresses his gratitude to Grand Chapter for the privilege of serving in that honoured position. We take pleasure in recommending the appointment of Ex. Comp. Charles A. Sankey, the present Vice-Chairman, as Chairman of this Committee. We further suggest that this Committee recommend a Companion be named within one month from this date to be a member of this Committee and that he be considered appointed for a term of five years ending in 1982. Respectfully and fraternally submitted, WILLIAM BELL (1977) ALAN A. LEAL (1979) CHARLES A. SANKEY (1980) JACK I. LOFT (1981) EVERETT M. BLUESTEIN, Chairman, (1978) Per Ex. Comp. C. A. Sankey Ex-Officio Members: JOHN M. BURDEN, JOHN L. HOUSE CHARLES W. EMMETT, JOHN R. BROWN, AUBE L. WEISMAN, JOSEPH HESSEY, CLIFFORD MEUNIER. Moved by R. Ex. Comp. A. L. Weisman, seconded by V. Ex. Comp. E. M. Bluestein and carried, Resolved that this Report be received by Grand Chapter and adopted. CHANGES MADE IN THE CONSTITUTION AT THE GRAND CONVOCATION Changes made in the Constitution at the Grand Convocation held in Niagara Falls, 1977, will now read as follows: P. 64, Section 145 A Constituent Chapter may, by by-laws admit any of its Members to Life Membership upon payment to the Chapter of a sum of money determined by multiplying the Annual Dues of the Chapter (less the per capita dues to Grand Chapter) by the amount shown in the following schedule opposite the age of the member at his last birth date. In addition thereto, there will be paid by the member the commutation fee of Grand Chapter, which amount must be forwarded forthwith to Grand Chapter, and such payments will exempt the Chapter from the payment of further dues to Grand Chapter on his behalf. All life membership funds must be kept in a separate account and invested in such investments as are authorized by law for trust funds, and no portion of such funds and income therefrom may be expended by the Chapter, except that at the end of each calendar year all the interest earned during that calendar year may be transferred to the general 110 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA PROCEEDINGS funds of the Chapter. Note — Annual Dues referred to above, mean Regular dues, not higher dues, which sometimes apply if not paid by a certain date. Use Table as in Constitution, Page 65. "The amount to be assessed under this section shall not exceed the fee for Life Membership fixed by by-law by the Chapter (under Section 147) plus the commutation fee due to Grand Chapter under section 65 (c)." Page 92, Section 1. Grand Chapter grants to a Companion, or to relatives of a living or a deceased Companion, are to be considered as supplementary aid to that given by the Chapter or local board of relief recommending the application; the amount of the grant depending in each instance on the need for assistance and the ability of the Chapter to provide the necessary relief. Inability of the Chapter to contribute will not pre- clude consideration of grants by the Grand Chapter Committee on Benevolence. Page 95, Section 14 "The Committee on Benevolence may from time to time consider and recommend to the Grand First Principal other forms of aid such as assistance to Chapters in dire financial need, such assistance to be reported by the Committee to the next meeting of the Grand Executive following the approval of such grants." Page 34, Section 63 (k) "No officer or member shall be permitted to be present at any convocation of Grand Chapter without the proper clothing of a Royal Arch Mason except the Grand Master or a past Grand Master repre- senting the Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Canada in the Province of Ontario, officially representing Grand Lodge, who may wear the regalia of Grand Lodge. Page 58, Section 122 (a) "A man who has been raised to the Sublime Degree of a Master Mason, for a period of at least six months, and who is, and remains to be, in good standing in any Lodge of Ancient Free and Accepted Masons within the Jurisdiction of the Grand Lodge of Canada in the Province of Ontario, A.F. & A.M., or within the Jurisdiction of any other Grand Lodge, recognized and in fraternal communication with the first-mentioned Grand Lodge, is a fit person to be a Candidate for the Degrees of Royal Arch Masonry." Page 31, Section 62 (e) "The Committee shall meet the day before the Annual Convocation of Grand Chapter, at the place for holding the same. The Committee shall also meet once during the last quarter of each year, on the call of the Grand Z. or the President of the Committee. All Committee Chair- men and Members of Committees shall be requested to attend and hold meetings of their committees in the forenoon and the Executive Com- mittee to receive progress reports from Committee Chairmen during the afternoon." Moved by R. Ex. Comp. A. L. Weisman, seconded by M. Ex. Comp. W. S. Thomson and carried, Resolved that this Report be received by Grand Chapter and adopted. ANNUAL CONVOCATION, NIAGARA FALLS, 1977 111 OFFICERS INVESTED M. Ex. Comp. William H. Sproule, Grand Z., announced that all items of business on the Agenda of this Grand Convocation had been dealt with. He then requested M. Ex. Comp. Fraser Hay, M.D., to assume the office of Installing- Z. and proceed with the investiture of the Officers of our Grand Chapter for the years 1977 and 1978. The Grand Scribe E. was requested to read the names of the Officers elected pertaining to Installation. The Director of Ceremonies was requested to collect the collars and jewels of the elected Officers to be installed. The newly elected Officers were then duly installed. The elected Officers who had been previousy invested or installed were declared installed in their various offices. The Grand Superintendents were presented to Grand Chapter, obligated and invested according to Ancient Ceremony and placed in charge of their Districts. Their election was confirmed by the Grand Z. This completed the Ceremony of Installation. APPOINTMENTS Our Grand Z., M. Ex. Comp. William H. Sproule, read out the list of his Appointments for 1977-78. To assist Companions using these Proceeding as a reference, these Appointments are listed in their proper order starting on page ? ? along with the Elected Officers of Grand Chapter. Members of the various Committees for 1977-78 are as printed following the Elections and Appointments. All members, so named, have been sent a sheet showing Appointments, etc. MOTIONS HISTORIAN AND GRAND REVIEWER Moved by the Grand H. and seconded by the Grand J., and resolved "That V. Ex. Comp. Clifford E. Rich be elected Grand Historian and Reviewer for 1977-78." BENEVOLENCE Moved by the Grand H. and seconded by the Grand J., and resolved "That R. Ex. Comp. George E. Turner be elected to the Committee on Benevolence for a term of three years ending 1980." COMMITTEE ON SCHOLARSHIP AND BURSARIES Moved by the Grand H. and seconded by the Grand J., and resolved "That the Bursary Committee name a Companion to be added to their Committee, within one month from this date, and he be considered appointed for 5 years, ending 1982." 112 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA PROCEEDINGS COMMITTEE ON AWARDS FOR DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD Moved by the Grand H. and seconded by the Grand J., and resolved "That M. Ex. Comp. Fraser Hay be eelcted to the Committee for the Distinguished Service Award for a term of three years ending in 1979." ARCHIVE COMMITTEE Moved by the Grand H. and seconded by the Grand J., and resolved "That V. Ex. Comp. Clifford E. Rich be elected Grand Archivist for 1977-78." THANKS Moved by R. Ex. Comp. A. L. Weisman, Grand H., seconded by R. Ex. Comp. Fred Scott, Grand J. RESOLVED: "That the thanks of the Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of Canada be extended to: The Credential Committee for the efficient manner in which they discharged their duties; The Scrutineers for their services in taking charge of the election of the Officers; The Chairman of General Committee and the Chairman of Sub- Committees for their most successful efforts and achievements; The Installing Board under the direction of M. Ex. Comp Fraser Hay, M.D., and to all those who have contributed to this labour of love of our Order; The Sheraton Brock Hotel for the splendid accommodation and services for our Convocation. The labour of the Annual Convocation being ended, Grand Chapter was closed in Ample Form at 12:00 noon, Saturday, 30 April, 1977, Niagara Falls, Ontario. Address of the Grand Z.: William H. Sproule, 4 Elizabeth Street S., Brampton, Ont. L6Y 1P8 Grand Scribe E., 240 Eglinton Ave. E., Suite 205, Toronto, Ont. M4P 1K8 Between the various reports presented to Grand Chapter, M. Ex. Comp. William H. Sproule, Grand Z., asked a number of visiting Grand First Principals of Sister Judisdictions to speak. They brought greet- ings to our Grand Convocation from their Companions and wished for our Grand Convocation every success in the future. At the Grand Chapter Banquet on Friday evening, 29 April, 1977, there were 775 Companions, their wives and friends at dinner. The fellowship and dancing which followed was greatly enjoyed by all. ANNUAL CONVOCATION, NIAGARA FALLS, 1977 113 APPENDIX COMPANIONS REINSTATED — 1976 2— A. Batten; 5— R. J. Sutherland, B. F. Venuta; 16— A. N. Rosen- strom; 32— R. Mitten; 36— C. D. Munro; 67— W. J. Moorhead; 79— J. Bachly; 82— W. J. Wood; 102— S. J. Hilderly; 129— J. N. Coveney; 138— G. E. Barton; 212— H. L. Rmberg, N. Mindlin; 214— W. Luke; 222— E. G. Bolestridge; 227— G. W. Newton; 231— T. K. Johnston; 250— A. E. King; 261— A. A. Gilchrist; 263— R. Holroyd. SUSPENSIONS — CALENDAR YEAR 1976 2— L. R. Donald; 5— D. W. Ross, W. R. Sutherland; 6— J. E. G. Muir, D. Goldstein, M. L. Doubtfire, A. R. Shannon; 7— D. E. Storey, C. Hodgins, G. Kerr, G. H. Stephenson; 8 — G. A. Perry, E. Danziger; 16— M. R. Sinclair, R. W. Ney, D. O. McLean, E. R. Young, W. M. Elie; 20— J. Ireland, J. Moxam; 23— B. L. Dick, H. B. Kay, J. A. C. Olley, R. H. Lee, J. W. Wray, B. R. Jefferies; 24— R. Spiers; 27— J. Saunders; 34— A. S. Andrews, J. T. Thompson, D. H. Jones; 35— S. W. Walker, A. Randall, D. Taylor, E. H. Hetherington; 36— A. C. Mclntyre; D. P. Jones; 44 — E. G. Leaver; 46 — C. Baldwin, A. Muma, A. J. Gregory; 47 — R. J. Willenbrecht; 54— C. Small; 59— E. S. Wiltse, S. C. E. Toohey; 68— R. S. Smith; 71— A. McPherson; 82— J. C. Wiwcharyk, W. R. Koski, J. H. A. Neetenbeek, C. Will, E. S. Brown, J. Crook; 95— F. H. Attwood, R. G. Beach, J. S. MacDougall, J. D. MacFarlane, D. N. MacLean, H. L. Ruggles, H. Saville; 102— J. Davison; 103— R. B. Kennedy; 110— D. Turney, D. C. Lockhart; 117— F. R. Cole, J. A. Allen; 119— G. W. Nelner; 133— J. E. Work; 138— E. C. Forsey; 144— F. C. Sabo; 145— M. G. Reed, W. J. A. Donnan, L. J. Rayner, G. C. Fenning; 146— T. D. Shackel- ton; 147— L. Ballentine, G. W. Gibson; 149— R. G. Hall; 151— C. G. Wyburd; 152— K. G. Ross, R. Motts, W. L. Price; 153— G. C. Mark; 167— S. S. Thomson, D. I. Grant, D. J. N. Light; 168— J. Parker; 169— D. C. Edwards; 205— D. Panton; 212—1. Hertzman, B. Kurtz, H. Gang- bar, P. Hagen, A. Spring; 213— K. Whyte; 217— F. Wilkins; 220— D. A. Tupper, R. M. Hogge; 225— J. Walsh; 227— H. E. Bronson, A. L. Cody, 232 — S. Meharg; 233 — A. W. Little; 234 — G. V. Sigurdson; 235— W. J. Garfat, J. K. Davis; 245— J. J. N. Bregman, F. C. Worboys, H. Kaut; 246— M. T. Smart; 248— D. R. Grant, E. L. Morphy; 249— T. M. S. Turner; 250— W. Thompson, G. F. Thorns, W. G. Dunkley, M. T. J. Rouffer, G. Jackson, A. Dercho, R. B. Bradt, B. M. Cook, D. D. De Martin; 252— K. Taylor, W. R. Lang, D. H. Kreiter, M. Rosenthal, H. P. Courtney; 255— W. E. Wilson, C. Ross Husted, E. H. Lester, D. A. Yake; 262— L. Hinkley; 263— R. A. Cooper, R. W. Medland, N. T. Brown. DEMITTED — CALENDAR YEAR 1976 1— H. R. Lyons, J. E. Girven; 2— R. P. Wherry; 5— A. Lyall; 6— W. R. McCallum, R. S. Darling; 7— A. F. Hall, F. Ray, A. J. Beaudrie; 8— G. Crowe; 16— C. R. Kinder, J. G. Wilkes, R. G. Campbell, W. K. Hamilton, L. O. Nadon, I. Green; 18— H. E. Barney; 19— J. R. Snure, W. White; 20— L. Morgan, D. W. Clarkson, E. Modson; 23— L. W. Brown, R. Rusling, R. D. Callon, J. T. McClay, F. F. Snow; 24— R. G. Harmer, R. G. Boyce; 26— C. H. Hamilton; 27— F. D. Malcolm; 28— G. Porter; 29— W. L. Franklin; 32— M. Buell. H. C. Smith; 34— D. J. L. Keast; 36— W. J. Gordon, E. Fitton, E. F. Burkett, J. D. Pollock; 40— A. D. Ryder, R. Graydon, R. J. Morrow; 47— J. M. Taylor, A. Mills; 48— R. S. Clement, W. F. Thompson, H. H. Godfrey, J. E. Brown; 54 — A. G. Robinson, A. G. Little John; 59— F. R. Easton; 62— E. F. Insley, G. N. 114 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA PROCEEDINGS Cook; 68— W. H. Waters; 69— B. E. Durham; 72— J. R. Woodbeck; 74— G. Irwin; 76— R. Wetherell, W. Bruyns; 77— C. C. Fiedler, D. Harwood, W. J. Scott, D. Pursall; 78— H. H. Cowan, D. L. Richter, D. W. Burnard; 79— A. F. Boehm, W. A. Fry, A. Olley, R. Davidson; 81— L. Swinn, C. R. McCabe, L. G. Richards; 82 — R. F. Pearce, R. L. Cunningham, W. J. Miller, W. D. MacKinnon; W. A. Weekes; 83— W. T. J. West, E. C. Gray, R. L. Grundon; 90— W. A. Godkin; 91— C. J. Klingstrom, I. Hag- gart; 95— J. Jackson, F. H. Flowers; 103— W. C. Raycraft; 112— T. D. Hand, R. H. Hodgson; 113— E. M. Riddell, B. E. Mclntyre; 114— D. J. Heyda; 117— J. C. Kirkham; 119— K. W. Robertson; 132— J. W. Scott; 133— F. W. Acheson; 134— W. M. Sellers, H. Coathup; 135— C. G. Armstrong, G. Savin, W. A. Smith; 138 — G. W. Summers; 144 — L. Van- derwall; 145 — W. J. Armstrong, J. G. McGregor; 146 — G. L. Gross; 149 — H. K. Amundsen; 151— D. B. Zadow, R. Headrick, L. E. Goulding, J. D. Raymond; 152— W. Edenburn; 155— E. Schmidt; 161— S. D. Prest, R. A. Nicholson, W. R. Marsh; 167— R. P. Sibbald; 168— A. S. K. Stinson; 169— J. V. Dineson; 175— C. R. Robbins; 195— H. J. Turner, E. Lewis, M. E. Lustig; 198— H. Purvis, A. Trainor; 210— D. Hall; 212— J. Bassin, S. Cohen, H. Marco, M. Amsterdam, N. Naster; 213 — A. D. Burns; 241— W. Balkwill; 215— J. W. Barker, F. J. Ford, J. A. Wilson, C. R. Rayson, D. G. Ryan; 222— G. M. Donohue; 223— J. G. McCharles; 224— J. Campbell, A. D. Robertson; 225— H. Wynne; 226— H. C. A. Campbell; 227— A. Thompson; 230— W. H. McCormack, J. U. T. Burrows; 232— H. E. Chamberlain; 233— J. M. R. Findlay; 234— D. L. Meades; 235— J. H. Kirkby, J. E. Corcoran; 236— F. J. Clark; 238— W. G. Madge, A. G. Burrell, L. G. Crawford; 241— F. B. Cook, L. W. MacPherson, A. Glanfield; 243— A. F. Purdy, H. H. Donat, D. W. Syme; 245— G. E. Wake, P. H. Tobey; 24&— G. Keyes; 249— A. M. Thompson, A. W. Hendry; 251— W. E. Seines, J. W. Bradley; 252— B. Milosevic, S. S. Hango; 253— R. W. Smelsor, C. L. Wark; 254— G. A. McMonagle; 257— J. Rhijnsburger, J. B. Brisbols; 258— E. Burnell, H. B. C. Madden, D. A. Green, R. A. Byford; 260— C. W. Sherlock, H. T. Verral; 261— W. L. Hill; 263— D. M. Hughes, V. J. Mange. GRAND SUPERINTENDENTS AND DISTRICT CHAPTERS ST. CLAIR DISTRICT No. 1 R. Ex. Comp. George Russel Eagleson, 37 University Ave., Wallaceburg, N8A 2Z7 47 Wellington Chatham 119 King Cyrus Leamington 71 Prince of Wales Essex 153 Sombra Wallaceburg 73 Erie Ridgetown 239 Blenheim Blenheim 80 Ark Windsor 250 Thomas Peters Windsor 88 MacNabb Dresden LONDON DISTRICT No. 2 R. Ex. Comp. Richard Allan Cadwaller, 941 Beverley Rd., Sarnie, N7S 3L8 3 St. John's London 81 Aylmer Aylmer 5 St. George's London 150 London London 15 Wawanosh Sarnia 214 Vimy Inwood 53 Bruce Petrolia 238 The St. Andrew London 54 Palestine St. Thomas 242 St. Paul's Lambeth 74 Beaver Strathroy 247 Nilestown Nilestown 78 Minnewawa Parkhill 252 Hiawatha Sarnia ANNUAL CONVOCATION, NIAGARA FALLS, 1977 115 WILSON DISTRICT No. 3 R. Ex. Comp. Norman Wesley Card, R.R. #2, Simcoe, N3Y 4K1 18 Oxford Woodstock 115 Brant Paris 20 Mount Horeb Brantford 253 Regal Port Dover 23 Ezra Simcoe 255 Tillsonburg Tillsonburg 41 Harris Ingersoll WELLINGTON DISTRICT No. 4 R. Ex. Comp. Charles William Easson, 74 John St., Orangeville, L9W 2P8 32 Waterloo Gait 218 Prince Edward Shelburne 40 Guelph Guelph 221 Durham Durham 67 Enterprise Palmerston 234 Halton Georgetown 83 Ionic Orangeville 245 Preston Preston 117 Kitchener Kitchener HAMILTON DISTRICT NO. 5 R. Ex. Comp. John Oscar McFeeters, 903 Mohawk Rd. E., Apt. 602, Hamilton, L8T 2R7 2 The Hiram Hamilton 175 The Hamilton Hamilton 6 St. John's Hamilton 224 Keystone Hamilton 75 St. Clair Milton 236 Caledonia Caledonia 104 White Oak Oakville 243 McKay Stoney Creek 155 Ancaster Ancaster 262 King David Burlington HURON DISTRICT No. 6 R. Ex. Comp. Stanley Edward Wheeler, 192 Elizabeth St., Goderich, N7A 3V1 24 Tecumseh Stratford 84 Lebanon Wingham 30 Huron Goderich 129 Elliott Mitchell 46 St. James St. Marys 146 Bernard Listowel 63 Havelock Kincardine 147 Lucknow Lucknow 66 The Malloch Seaforth NIAGARA DISTRICT No. 7 R. Ex. Comp. John McNeill Livingstone, 220 Lock St. W., Dunnville, N1A 1V2 19 Mount Mcriah St. Catharines 69 Grimsby Grimsby 29 McCallum Dunnville 76 Mount Nebo Niagara Falls 55 Niagara Niagara-on-the-Lake 184 Hugh Murray Fort Erie N. 57 King Hiram Port Colborne 240 Smithville Smithville 64 Willson Welland TORONTO EAST DISTRICT, No. 8 R. Ex. Comp. James William Pearce, 267 The Donway West, Apt. #9, Don Mills, M3B 2V7 4 St. Andrew & St. John 205 Victoria Thornhill Toronto 217 St. Alban's Thornhill 8 King Solomon Toronto 225 Beaver Toronto 62 York Leaside 235 Aurora Aurora 79 Orient Toronto 241 University Thornhill 135 Succoth Uxbridge 258 Tyrian Markham 145 The St. Patrick Thornhill 263 The Scarborough, Scarborough 116 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA PROCEEDINGS TORONTO WEST DISTRICT No. 8A R. Ex. Comp. Robert Thornton Rigby, 352 Vodden St., Brampton, L6V 2N2 77 Occident Toronto 220 Lebanon Etobicoke 91 Toronto-Antiquity Toronto 230 Port Credit Port Credit 138 Shekinah Toronto 231 The St. Clair Richmond Hill 195 Peel Brampton 232 King Cyrus Toronto 212 Mount Sinai ... Richmond Hill 233 Oakwood Leaside 215 Mimico Mimico 246 Humber Weston 219 Ulster Weston 260 Centennial Streetsville GEORGIAN DISTRICT No. 9 R. Ex. Comp. Wasile Saranchuk, 520 Claude St., P.O. Box 539, Wiarton, NOH 2T0 27 Manitou Collingwood 131 Amabel Wiarton 34 Signet Barrie 167 Kichikewana Midland 56 Georgian Owen Sound 198 Couchiching Orillia 130 Chantry Southampton 261 Seguin Parry Sound ONTARIO DISTRICT NO. 10 R. Ex. Comp. Herbert Bruce Tink, R.R. #1, Hampton, LOB 1J0 28 Pentalpha Oshawa 94 Midland Lindsay 35 Keystone Whitby 110 Warkworth Warkworth 36 Corinthian Peterborough 134 King Darius Cannington 37 Victoria Port Hope 168 Ionic Campbellford 45 Excelsior Colborne 249 Palestine Bowmanville 48 St. John's Cobourg PRINCE EDWARD DISTRICT No. 11 R. Ex. Comp. Walter Robert Turton, 38 First Ave., Trenton, K8V 4C4 7 The Moira Belleville 72 Keystone Stirling 26 St. Mark's Trenton 144 Presqu'ile Brighton 31 Prince Edward Picton 161 Madoc Madoc 44 Mount Sinai Napanee 227 Quinte Friendship Belleville ST. LAWRENCE DISTRICT No. 12 R. Ex. Comp. Thomas Albert Irwin, 406 Susan Street, Cornwall, K6J 2E2 1 Ancient Frontenac and 68 Maitland Kemptville Cataraqui Kingston 112 St. John's Morrisburg 22 Grenville Prescott 113 Covenant Cornwall 59 Sussex-St. Lawrence 132 Leeds Gananoque Brockville OTTAWA DISTRICT No. 13 R. Ex. Comp. Virgil Conrad Garrett, R.R. #2, Sharbot Lake, KOH 2P0 16 Carleton Ottawa 148 St. John's Vankleek Hill 61 Granite Almonte 151 Laurentian Pembroke 114 Bonnechere Renfrew 210 Kitchener Russell 116 Maple Carleton Place 222 Ottawa Ottawa 133 St. Francis Smiths Falls 226 Prince of Wales Perth 143 Glengarry Maxville 248 Dochert Arnprior ANNUAL CONVOCATION, NIAGARA FALLS, 1977 117 ALGOMA DISTRICT No. 14 R. Ex. Comp. Colin John Ross, Wabigoon, Ontario, POV 2W0 82 Shuniah Port Arthur 152 Alberton Fort Frances 90 Golden Kenora 254 Golden Star Dryden 140 Fort William Fort William 259 Quetico Atikokan 149 Atwood Rainy River NEW ONTARIO DISTRICT No. 15 R. Ex. Comp. Arthur James Scott, 675 Birthwood, North Bay, P1B 4T4 95 Tuscan Sudbury 103 St. John's North Bay 102 Algonquin Sault Ste. Marie 257 Espanola Espanola TEMISKAMING DISTRICT No. 16 R. Ex. Comp. Lawrence Harman Cutten, 231 Devonshire Ave., P.O. Box 56, Iroquois Falls, POK 1E0 169 Temiskaming Haileybury 223 Abitibi Iroquois Falls 213 Northern Lights Timmins 251 Kirkland Kirkland Lake FIRST PRINCIPALS OF CHAPTERS FOR 1977 1 Ancient Frontenac & Cataraqui — Ex. Comp. Claude C. Scilley, 150 Herchmer Crescent, Kingston K7M 2V9. 2 The Hiram — Ex. Comp. Henry Brvson Morrison, 56 Galbraith Drive, Stoney Creek L8G 1Z9. 3 St. John's — Ex. Comp. Jas A. Finch, 103 Connaught Ave., London. 4 St. Andrew & St. John— Ex. Comp. A. W. Dellow, 43 Oakley Blvd., Scarborough M1P 3P5. 5 St. George's — Ex. Comp. Russell Ernest Pennington, 236 Langley Street, London N6C 4G7. 6 St. John's — Ex. Comp. Jas. H. Douglas, 545 Parkside Crescent, Burlington L7L 4H1. 7 The Moira— Ex. Comp. Robert D. Jones, 46 Mikel Street, Belleville K8N 2J2. 8 King Solomon's — Ex. Comp. Peter Andres, 23 Savoy Avenue, Toronto M4C 2X4. 15 Wananosh — Ex. Comp. Maurice Nield, 708 Ross Avenue, Sarnia N7T 1K2. 16 Carleton — Ex. Comp. Donald Parke-Taylor, 2055 Navaho Drive, Ottawa K2C 0V2. 18 Oxford— Ex. Comp. C. S. (Jim) Nicholls, 641 Henry St., Woodstock. 19 Mount Moriah — Ex. Comp. Mansell, J. Overend, 38 Maplewood Dr., St. Catharines L2M 3P1. 20 Mount Horeb — Ex. Comp. Leslie J. North, 192A Dunsdon Street, Brantford N3R 6K2. 22 Grenville— Ex. Comp. R. K. Laushway, 695 East St., Prescott, Ont. 23 Ezra— Ex. Comp. S. W. Holden, R.R. #3, Simcoe N3Y 4K2. 24 Tecumseh— Ex. Comp. Stuart R. McTavish, 139 McNab Street, Stratford N5A 1Z5. 118 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA PROCEEDINGS 26 St. Mark's— Ex. Comp. G. Cowan, 49 Kidd Avenue, Toronto, Ont. 27 Manitou— Ex. Comp. William R. Oldham, Box 439, Collingwood. 28 Pentalpha — Ex. Comp. Amos Rubin, 894 Juniper Street, Oshawa. 29 McCallum— Ex. Comp. Eric Stabler, R.R. #2, Dunnville N1A 2W2. 30 Huron — Ex. Comp. Leroy P. Harrison, 301 Huron Road, Goderich N7A 3A1. 31 Prince Edward— Ex. Comp. Ronald Stone, Box 19, Picton KOK 2T0. 32 Waterloo — Ex. Comp. Irvine Richardson, 14 Jaffray Street, Cam- bridge N1R 3H9. 34 Signet — Ex. Comp. Frank M. Campbell, Edgar, Ont. 35 Keystone — Ex. Comp. Kalman E. Banitz, 339 St. Lawrence Street, Whitby LIN 1H2. 36 Corinthian — Ex. Comp. A. A. Mortlock, 748 Hopkins Avenue, Peter- borough K9J 4Y5. 37 Victoria — Ex. Comp. J. A. McGlashon, 4 Freeman Drive, Port Hope. 40 Guelph — Ex. Comp. Richard Wm. Deacon, 123 Grange St., Guelph. 41 Harris — Ex. Comp. J. Alexander McLeod, Kintore NOM 2C0. 44 Mount Sinai — Ex. Comp. William Lyons, R.R. #3, Roblin. 45 Excelsior — Ex. Comp. Peter D. Moore, Apt. Ill, 155 Toronto Rd., Port Hope. 46 St. James — Ex. Comp. John Puttock, St. Mary's, Ontario. 47 Wellington— Ex. Comp. R. B. Morris, P.O. Box 855, Tilbury. 48 St. John's — Ex. Comp. Lawrence James, 21 Bayview Crescent, Cobourg. 53 Bruce — Ex. Comp. Fred B. Seager, Brigden, Ont. 54 Palestine — Ex. Comp. Harold Clark, 5 Glanworth Ave., St. Thomas. 55 Niagara — Ex. Comp. Robert Hill, R.R. #2, St. Catharines. 56 Georgian — Ex. Comp. Frank Binns, R.R. #5, Owen Sound. 57 King Hiram— Ex. Comp. D. J. Shibley, 803 Elm Street, Port Col- borne L3K 4R5. 59 Sussex-St. Lawrence — Ex. Comp. J. Max Laushway, 132 Pearl Street W., Brockville. 61 Granite — Ex. Comp. Wright Mohr, 2133 Navaho Drive, Ottawa. 62 York — Ex. Comp. G. D. Rennick, 210 Glencairn Avenue, Toronto. 63 Havelock — Ex. Comp. D. V. Manary, Tiverton, Ont. 64 Willson— Ex. Comp. M. J. Whyte, 36 Pelham St., N. Fonthill. 66 Malloch — Ex. Comp. J. Lavender, Hensall, Ontario. 67 Enterprise — Ex. Comp. W. Gordon Speers, R.R. #2, Pahnerston NOG 2P0. 68 Maitland— Ex. Comp. Robert L. Abbott, P.O. Box 412, Richmond. 69 Grimsby — Ex. Comp. William Walter Claus, Victoria Avenue North, Vineland. 71 Prince of Wales — Ex. Comp. Lloyd G. Crawford, 66 Augustine Dr., Kingsville, Ont. N9Y 1C5. 72 Keystone— Ex. Comp. Russell Sills, R.R. #2, Stirling. 73 Erie — Ex. Comp. Glen Newcombe, Ridgetown, Ont. NOP 2C0. 74 Beaver — Ex. Comp. Lewis McGuire, 291 Head St. N., Strathroy. 75 St. Clair— Ex. Comp. Bruce McKerr, 260 Woodward Street, Milton. ANNUAL CONVOCATION, NIAGARA FALLS, 1977 119 76 Mount Nebo— Ex. Comp S. T. (Terry) McKay, 5699 Heritage Drive, Niagara Falls. 77 Occident — Ex. Comp. Clayton V. Shibley, 45 Wildwood Crescent, Toronto. 78 Minnewawa— Ex. Comp. Aubrey W. Bell, Thedford, Ont. 79 Orient — Ex. Comp. Norman Gurr, 1185 Pharmacy Ave., Scarborough. 80 Ark — Ex. Comp. Thomas Pape, 450 Victoria Ave., Apt. 206, Windsor N9A 4M9. 81 Aylmer — Ex. Comp. Harold Nelson, Box 182, Aylmer N5H 2R8. 82 Shuniah— Ex. Comp. D. B. Wilson, 2624 Walnut St., Thunder Bay P7C 1L2. 83 Ionic— Ex. Comp. Arthur Townley, R.R. #5, Orangeville L9W 2Z2. 84 Lebanon — Ex. Comp. J. Arthur B. Fisk, Teeswater, Ont. 88 MacNabb — Ex. Comp. Willard Carman Barnes, 12 Opal Court, Chatham N7M 5V6. 90 Golden — Ex. Comp. Raymond Leslie Howard, 1320 East Highway, Kenora. 91 Toronto-Antiquity — Ex. Comp. Ronald Maxwell Blake, 2431 Ham- mond Road, Mississauga L5K 1T3. 94 Midland— Ex. Comp. Joe Taylor, R.R. #1, Haliburton, Ont. 95 Tuscan — Ex. Comp. G. W. H. Reed, 4 Holmes Street, Murray Mine, Copper Cliff POM 1N0. 102 Algonquin — Ex. Comp. Percy George King, 95 Bellevue Ave., Sault Ste. Marie. 103 St. John's— Ex. Comp. R. D. McConkey, 25 Shore Acres Blvd., North Bay. 104 White Oak— Ex. Comp. Donald Mathers, 2283 - 8th Line, Oakville L6J 4Z2. 110 Warkworth — Ex. Comp. Wayne Young, 294 McDonnel St., Apt. 304, Peterboro. 112 St. John's — Ex. Comp. F. G. Devaul, Morrisburg, Ont. 113 Covenant — Ex. Comp. Byron Gordon, 1233 Caswell Crescent, Corn- wall, Ont. 114 Bonnechere — Ex. Comp. James Selkirk, 55 Mutual St., Renfrew. 115 Brant — Ex. Comp. Charles Willton, 115 Erie Ave., Brantford. 116 Maple— Ex. Comp. M. W. Crampton, R.R. #1, Carleton Place K7C 3P1. 117 Kitchener — Ex. Comp. Douglas W. Taylor, 164 Mooregate, Kitchener. 119 King Cyrus— Ex. Comp. Rae Whitesell, 384 Erie St. S., Leamington. 129 Elliot^Ex. Comp. Thos. L. Scott, Staffa, Ont. 130 Chantry — V. Ex. Comp. Ross DeLong, Southampton, Ont. 131 Amabel — Ex. Comp. Oliver Hardman, Box 614, Wiarton, Ont. 132 Leeds — Ex. Comp. George Gibbins, Pine St., Gananoque. 133 St. Francis— V. Ex. Comp. W. J. Carpenter, 34 Condie Street, Smiths Falls. 134 King Darius — Ex. Comp. Eugene Matwijecky, R.R. #2, Sunderland. 135 Succoth — Ex. Comp. William Morgan, Uxbridge, Ont. 138 Shekinah — Ex. Comp. Ernest H. Moyle, 143 Bernice Crescent, To- ronto M6N 1X3. 120 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA PROCEEDINGS 140 Fort William— Ex. Comp. W. T. Miller, 2601 Ridgeway Street, Thunder Bay. 143 Glengarry — Ex. Comp. Charles W. Craig, Box 221, Cornwall. 144 Presqu'ile — Ex. Comp. Wayne Mackey, Box 962, Brighton. 145 The St. Patrick — Ex. Comp. Arend Priester, 63 Fordwich Crescent, Rexdale M9W 2T6. 146 Bernard — Ex. Comp. Victor Willis, Atwood, Ont. 147 Lucknow— Ex. Comp. Fraser McKinnon, R.R. #5, Lucknow NOG 2H0. 148 St. John's— 149 Atwood — Ex. Comp. William Scott Hagarty, Rainy River POW 1L0. 150 London — Ex. Comp. Hans J. Reinhardt, Box 972, Lambeth NOL ISO. 151 Laurentian — Ex. Comp. Stewart Bell, 278 Christie St., Pembroke K8A 4R2. 152 Alberton— Rt. Ex. Comp. Wilfred George Sanders, 4>0i6 Church Street, Fort Frances P9A 1E2. 153 Sombra — Ex. Comp. Albert Eagleson, 611 Sandra Crescent, Wallace- burg. 155 Ancaster — Ex. Comp. Douglas Mitchell, 2071 Prospect Street, Bur- lington. 161 Madoc— Ex. Comp. William Nayler, Box 539, Madoc K0K 2K0. 167 Kichikewana — Ex. Comp. Lionel E. Hanmer, 398 Midland Avenue, Midland L4R 3K9. 168 Ionic— Ex. Comp. Ian McCulloch, P.O. Box 724, Campbellford. 169 Temiskaming— Ex. Comp. Gunnar Kallunki, Cobalt P0J 1C0. 175 The Hamilton— Ex. Comp. Earl E. McGillivray, 17 Cope Street, Hamilton L8H 5A8. 184 Hugh Murray— Ex. Comp. Victor William Ozol, 409 Buffalo Road, Fort Erie L2A 5G6. 195 Peel— Ex. Comp. Basil Fowler, 370 Steeles Ave. E., Apt. 605, Brampton. 198 Couchiching— Ex. Comp. D. J. Messenger, 239 Colborne St. W., Orillia L3V 6T6. 205 Victoria — Ex. Comp. L. Burrows, 5 Canfield Place, Don Mills. 210 Kitchener— Ex. Comp. Wm. A. Boland, R.R. #6, Ottawa. 212 Mount Sinai — Ex. Comp. Ernest Dicker, Q.C., 10 Fairway Heights Crescent, Thornhill L3T 1K2. 213 Northern Lights— Ex. Comp. R. G. Theyers, 725 Rochdale Street, Timmins. 214 Vimy— Ex. Comp. John E. Randall, Shamrock Street, Oil City. 215 Mimico — Ex. Comp. Wm. W. Accette, 4 Mitcham Road, Toronto M8W 2J7. 217 St. Alban's — V. Ex. Comp. Norman F. Brown, 3 Malcolm Road, Toronto M4P 1X7. 218 Prince Edward — Ex. Comp. Robert L. McLaren, Box 582, Shelburne. 219 Ulster — Ex. Comp. John Glass, 43 Duntroon Crescent, Rexdale M9V 2A1. 220 Lebanon— Ex. Comp. James R. Dodd, 261 The West Mall, Apt. 6, Etobicoke M9C 1C7. 221 Durham — Ex. Comp. Bruce Auckland, R.R. #4, Durham, Ont. 222 Ottawa — Ex. Comp. Joseph R. Marshall, 20 Carola Street, Ottawa K2G 0Y1. ANNUAL CONVOCATION, NIAGARA FALLS, 1977 121 223 Abitibi— Ex. Comp. Stephen Fellos, Iroquois Falls A, POK 1G0. 224 Keystone— Ex. Comp. David H. Felker, 27 East 21st Street, Hamilton L8V 2T3. 225 Beaver— Ex. Comp. James Thomson, 1007 - 1950 Kennedy Road, Scarborough. 226 Prince of Wales— Ex. Comp. Verne W. Campbell, Box 782, 103 Marshall Street, Almonte. 227 Quinte Friendship — Ex. Comp. T. Stewart Hay, 5 Humewood Drive, Belleville K8N 4C9. 230 Port Credit — Ex. Comp. John Insley, 6 Ann Street, Mississauga L5G 3E6. 231 St. Clair— Ex. Comp. Wm. E. Ratcliffe, 24 Nipigon Avenue, Willow- dale M2M 2V8. 232 King Cyrus — Ex. Comp. Denis Vembu, 3 Remington Drive, Islington M9A 2J2. 233 Oakwood— Ex. Comp. G. McNeice, 3 Wild Cherry Lane, Thornhill. 234 Halton — Ex. Comp. James Walters, 86 Weber Drive, Georgetown. 235 Aurora — Ex. Comp. L. Edgar Marsden, 11 Haida Drive, Aurora L4G 3C6. 236 Caledonia— Ex. Comp. Charles Fox, R.R. #5, Cayuga N0A 1A0. 238 The St. Andrew— Ex. Comp. Harold Clarke, 117 Applewood Crescent, London. 239 Blenheim— Ex. Comp. J. Donald Stewart, Talbot St., Blenheim. 240 Smithville— Ex. Comp. Grant Evert Ellis, R.R. #3, Wellandport LOR 2J0. 241 University — Ex. Comp. John Storey, Apt. 1007, 820 Burnhamthorpe Road, Etobicoke M9C 4W2. 242 St. Paul's — Ex. Comp. James Dorrance, 42 Hawkesbury Avenue, London N5V 2K1. 243 McKay— Ex. Comp. William Fisher, 60 Ziraldo Road, St. Catharines. 245 Preston — R. Ex. Comp. Charles Fotheringham, 79 Fairfield Ave., Kitchener. 246 Humber — Ex. Comp. Robert Jolly, 31 Heavitree Drive, Downsview M3L 1K5. 247 Nilestown — Ex. Comp. Donald J. Gent, 11 Linwood St., London. 248 Dochert — Ex. Comp. Stanley Munro, Fitzroy Harbour, Ont. 249 Palestine — Ex. Comp. Ray Walker, 111 Haunton Road East, Apt. 316, Oshawa. 250 Thomas Peter's— Ex. Comp. Ralph Robb Webster, 2496 Westminster Blvd., Windsor. 251 Kirkland— Ex. Comp. Robert McLeod, Box 534, Kirkland Lake. 252 Hiawatha— Ex. Comp. Peter B. Carr, 547 Errol Road W., Sarnia. 253 Regal — Ex. Comp. Alex Pow, 35 Warren Avenue, Simcoe. 254 Golden Star— Ex. Comp. R. I. Skene, Oxdrift, Ont. 255 Tillsonburg— Ex. Comp. Harry Lambert, R.R. #1, Delhi. 257 Espanola — Ex. Comp. John D. Wismer, 36 Poplar Road, Elliot Lake P5A 2J3. 258 Tyrian — Ex. Comp. Nick Vendetti, 57 Gage Ave., Scarborough. 259 Quetico— Ex. Comp. G. Keith Stone, Box 1491, Atikokan. 260 Centennial— Ex. Comp. F. T. Brennan, 23 Metcalfe Crt., George- town L7G 4N8. 122 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA PROCEEDINGS 261 Seguin— Ex. Comp. C. R. Griffiths, 18 William St., Parry Sound. 262 King David— Ex. Comp. George Edward (Ted) Clarke, 512 Kenmarr Cr., Burlington L71 4R7. 263 Scarborough — Ex. Comp. F. G. Logsdon, 14 Fairwood Crescent, West Hill M1E 3T1. SCRIBES E. OF CHAPTERS FOR 1977 1 Ancient Frontenac & Cataraqui — V. Ex. Comp. E. Leslie Earl, 252 Collingwood Street, Kingston, Ont. K7L 3X8. 2 The Hiram — V. Ex. Comp. Douglas Home, 84 Cope Street, Hamilton, Ont. L8H 5B2. 3 St. John's — R. Ex. Comp. Chas. G. Smuck, 400 Beaverbrae Dr., Apt. 405, London N6H 1W3. 4 St. Andrew & St. John— R. Ex. Comp. K. L. Bellamy, 25 Ferncroft Dr., Scarborough M1N 2X3. 5 St. George's— V. Ex. Comp. Malcolm McRae, 1312 Brydges St., London N5W 2C4. 6 St. John's — Comp. Paul Hirst, 95 Barclay Street, Hamilton, Ont. L8S 1P3. 7 The Moira — V. Ex. Comp. Stanley H. Lennox, 265 Bleecker Ave., Belleville K8N 3V3. 8 King Solomon's — R. Ex. Comp. Harold Ince, 82 Spruce Ave,, Thorn- hill L4V 1T8. 15 Wawanosh — Ex. Comp. D. H. Gosnell, 1204 Sherwood Trail, Sarnia N7V 2H4. 16 Carleton— 18 Oxford— R. Ex. Comp. George L. Nutt, 516 Fair St., Woodstock N4S 5T6. 19 Mount Moriah — Ex. Comp. Frederick Chess, 23 Lancaster Ave., St. Catharines L2R 2R7. 20 Mount Horeb— V. Ex. Comp. Arthur W. Cox, Apt. 210, 2673 King St. E., Hamilton L8K 1Y6. 22 Grenville— V. Ex. Comp. L. O. Walker, P.O. Box 47, Prescott KOE 1T0. 23 Ezra— Ex. Comp. N. Eric Jensen, 24 Beckett Blvd., Simcoe N3Y 4C7. 24 Tecumseh — Comp. David McDermott, 239 Nile Street, Stratford, N5A 4G1. 26 St. Mark's — Ex. Comp. L. A. Coward, 41 Second Avenue, .Trenton K8V 5L6. 27 Manitou — R. Ex. Comp. B. M. Conron, 120 Maple Street, Colling- wood L9Y 2P8. 28 Pentalpha— Comp. Floyd T. Fowler, 367 Elizabeth St., Oshawa L1J 5S7. 29 McCallum— R. Ex. Comp. Frank Martin, 421 Pine Street, Dunnville N1A 2L7. 30 Huron— R. Ex. Comp. Wm. G. Treble, R.R. #5, Goderich N7A 3Y2. 31 Prince Edward — Ex. Comp. Douglas E. Palmer, R.R. #2, Consecon K0K 1T0. 32 Waterloo — Comp. W. Percy Clark, 67 Aberdeen Road S., Cambridge N1S 2X6. ANNUAL CONVOCATION, NIAGARA FALLS, 1977 123 34 Signet— R. Ex. Comp. George Wm. Campbell, 282 Essa Fd., Barrie L4M 4S7. 35 Keystone — Ex. Comp. Rev. Stan E. Smith, 382 Jarvis Street, Oshawa L1G 5L2. 36 Corinthian — Comp. R. G. Huggins, 507 Hunter St. W., Peterborough K9H 2M9. 37 Victoria— R. Ex. Comp. W. H. Meldrum, 19 Scriven Blvd., Port Hope L1A 3R3. 40 Guelph— V. Ex. Comp. Wm. H. Quant, 4 Caledonia St., Guelph NIG 2C5. 41 Harris — R. Ex. Comp. John C. Ferguson, Box 92, Embro NOJ 1J0. 44 Mount Sinai — Ex. Comp. J. H. Ramsay, Box 206, Napanee K7R 3M3. 45 Excelsior— R. Ex. Comp. Delbert D. M. Peebles, R.R. #3, Colborne KOK ISO. 46 St. James— V. Ex. C. E. Dunseith, R.R. #3, St. Marys NO'M 2V0. 47 Wellington — Ex. Comp. Wm. A. Evans, 84 Richmond St., Chatham N7M 1N7. 48 St. John's— Ex. Comp. George Finnie, R.R. #1, Port Hope L1A 3V5. 53 Bruce— V. Ex. Comp. Robert M. Story, P.O. Box 765, Petrolia NON 1R0. 54 Palestine — Ex. Comp. G. Robt. Jackson, 69 Balaclava St., St. Thomas N5P 3C4. 55 Niagara — Ex. Comp. K. Woodhouse, 36 Turner Crescent, St. Cath- arines L2P 2H6. 56 Georgian — Comp. Bruce MacDonald, 541 - 14th St. West, Owen Sound N4K 3Y3. 57 King Hiram— V. Ex. Comp. L. L. Doan, 801 Elm St., Port Colborne L3K 4R5. 59 Sussex-St. Lawrence— V. Ex. Comp. G. B. Carley, 207 King St. East, Brockville K6V 1C5. 61 Granite — Ex. Comp. Robert A. Young, R.R. #3, Almonte K0A 1A0. 62 York— Ex. Comp. J. S. Shield, 15 Cousins Dr., Aurora L4G 1B2. 63 Havelock— Ex. Comp. J. Clifford Cox, R.R. #5, Kincardine NOG 2G0. 64 Willson — R. Ex. Comp. J. C. L. McKeand, 5 Birchmount Drive, Welland L3C 4A9. 66 Malloch— Ex. Comp. Keith Sharp, Box 819, Seaforth N0K 1W0. 67 Enterprise — R. Ex. Comp. L. E. Morphy, Box 188, Palmerston NOG 2P0. 68 Maitland — R. Ex. Comp. Gideon J. J. Purcell, Box 9, Oxford Station K0G 1T0. 69 Grimsby — V. Ex. Comp. Lionel Leslie Lymburner, 3 John Street, Grimsby L3M 1X4. 71 Prince of Wales— R. Ex. Comp. R. Charles Brushett, P.O. Box 68, Essex NOR 1E0. 72 Keystone— Ex. Comp. Doug. Pyear, R.R. #3, Frankford KOK 2C0. 73 Erie — Ex. Comp. Murray Harvey Nobelen, R.R. #4, Thamesville NOP 2K0. 74 Beaver— Ex. Comp. M. E. Gare, 24 Front St. E., Strathroy N7G 1Y4. 75 St. Clair— R. Ex. Comp. C. G. Lewington, 336 Pearl St., Milton L9T 1M4. 124 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA PROCEEDINGS 76 Mount Nebo— Comp. Robert Philips, 6535 Ker Street, Niagara Falls L2G 1X7. 77 Occident— Ex. Comp. Sam F. Hall, 666 Merton Street, Toronto M4S 1B8. 78 Minnewawa— V. Ex. Comp. Chas. J .Fox, R.R. #5, Parkhill NOM 2K0. 79 Orient — Comp. Desmond Ewins, 102 Scarboro Ave., West Hill MIC 1M4. 80 Ark — Comp. Lawrence E. Smallwood, 858 Laporte Ave., Windsor N8S 3R4. 81 Aylmer— Ex. Comp. Roy Sinden, 35 Dufferin St., Aylmer N5H 2L7. 82 Shuniah— Ex. Comp. W. A. Cheetham, 466 Egan St., Thunder Bay P7A 2X5. 83 Ionic— Comp. W. A. Jackson, Box 21, R.R. #5, Orangeville L9W 2Z2. 84 Lebanon — Ex. Comp. Alex Robertson, Box 502, Wingham NOG 2W0. 88 MacNabb— V. Ex. Comp. Grant E. H. Brandon, P.O. Box 399, Dresden NOP 1M0. 90 Golden— R. Ex. Douglas J. Argent, 413 2nd St. S., Kenora P9N 1G7. 91 Toronto-Antiquity — Ex. Comp. L. W. Dixon, 65 Miramar Cres., Scarborough M1J 1R5. 94 Midland— Comp. Ivan B. Brown, R.R. #2, Lindsay K9V 4R2. 95 Tuscan— R. Ex. Comp. W. B. Walker, P.O. Box 142, Sudbury P3E 4N5. 102 Algonquin — Ex. Robert Angus Beaton, 951 Wellington Street East, Sault Ste. Marie P6A 2N8. 103 St. John's— Ex. Comp. Albert W. Cant, 198 Dorothy Street, North Bay, P1B 7Y2. 104 White Oak— R. Ex. Comp. S. R. Amos, 87 Birch Hill Lane, Oakville L6K 2P1. 110 Warkworth — Comp. William G. Taylor, Box 13, Warkworth K0K 3K0. 112 St. John's— Ex. Comp. Gordon W. Thorn, P.O. Box 99, Morrisburg K0C 1X0. 113 Covenant — R. Ex. Comp. Bruce Sixsmith, 1018 Oak Crescent, Corn- wall K6J 2N1. 114 Bonnechere — Ex. Comp. Harold C. Skinner, 547 Fortington St., Renfrew K7V 1E5. 115 Brant — Comp. Ben Duncan, Box 172, Drumbo N0J 1G0. 116 Maple— Ex. Comp. Reg. I. Cross, 170 Lake Ave. W., Carleton Place K7C 1M2. 117 Kitchener— V. Ex. Comp. Frank L. Barrett, 34 Sheldon Ave. N., Kit- chener N2H 3M2. 119 King Cyrus— V. Ex. Comp. Donald Robinson, 62 Oak St. W., Leam- ington N8H 2B3. 129 Elliots— V. Ex. Comp. Wm. H. Cheoros, Box 115, Mitchell N0K 1N0. 130 Chantry— V. Ex. Comp. J. Kennedy, Box 156, Southampton N0H 2L0. 131 Amabel— V. Ex. Comp. Orville B. Greig, Box 356, Wiarton N0H 2T0. 132 Leeds— Comp. Alex. L. Wheeler, 45 Centre St., Gananoque K7G 2H8. 133 St. Francis— V. Ex. Comp. G. P. Marshall, 25 McEwen Ave., Smiths Falls K7A 2K2. 134 King Darius— Ex. Comp. Kenneth Hubbert, Manilla K0M 2J0. 135 Succoth— V. Ex. Comp. H. V. Watson, Box 397, Uxbridge L0C 1K0. ANNUAL CONVOCATION, NIAGARA FALLS, 1977 125 138 Shekinah— V. Ex. Comp. Bernard W. Spencer, 19 Alicewood Ct., Rexdale M9V 3Y1. 140 Fort William— Ex. Comp. C. A. Bangs, 631 Vickers St. N., Thunder Bay P7C 4B6. 143 Glengarry — Ex. Comp. Roderick F. McRae, Box 2, Maxville KOC 1T0. 144 Presqu'ile— Ex. Comp. Frank Lindsey, Box 402, Brighton KOK 1H0. 145 The St. Patrick— Comp. Murray B. Henderson, #1006, 25 Parkway Forest Dr., Willowdale M2J 1L4. 146 Bernard — Ex. Comp. Bert Hastings, 248 Main St. E., Listowel NOG 3A0. 147 Lucknow — Ex. Comp. Gordon Montgomery, Box 99, Lucknow NOG 2H0. 148 St. John's— 149 Atwood— Ex. Comp. William B. Warner, Rainy River POW 1L0. 150 London — V. Ex. Comp. Bloss E. Doupe, 419 Randol Dr., London N6J 1C5. 151 Laurentian — Ex. Comp. Melvin Pilatzke, 584 Boundary Rd., Pem- broke K8A 6M3. 152 Alberton — Ex. Comp. Edmond Ashburn Langstaff, 1-801 Cornwall Avenue, Fort Frances P9A 3G4. 153 Sombra— V. Ex. Comp. Thomas R. Kenny, R.R. #6, Wallaceburg N8A 4L3. 155 Ancaster— V. Ex. Comp. George A. Penny, R.R. #2, 1768 Shaver Rd., Ancaster L9G 3L1. 161 Madoc— V. Ex. Comp. D. Kernohan, Box 519, Madoc KOK 2K0. 167 Kichikewana— V. Ex. Comp. Karl E. Morrison, 523 Elizabeth St., Midland L4R 2A2. 168 Ionic— V. Ex. Comp. F. W. Long, P.O. Box 143, Campbellford K0L 1L0. 169 Temiskaming — Ex. Comp. T. L. MacDougall, Box 425, New Liskeard P0J 1P0. 175 The Hamilton— Ex. Comp. Gerald H. R. Crawshaw, 176 West 35th St., Hamilton L9C 5K8. 184 Hugh Murray — Comp. William John Duchart, 1230 Hollywood St., Fort Erie L2A 3B3. 195— Peel— V. Ex. Comp. Fred Kline, 40 David St., Brampton L6X 1J5. 198 Couchiching— Ex. Comp. L. F. Pickering, 239 Laclie Street, Orillia L3V 4N5. 205 Victoria— V. Ex. Comp. G. J. Hall, 18 Kingsdale Ave., Willowdale M2N 3W1. 210 Kitchener— V. Ex. Comp. W. M. Stanley, Box 10, Russell K0A 3B0. 212 Mount Sinai— R. Ex. Comp. Samuel Tenenbaum, Apt. 201, 3905 Bathurst St., Downsview M3H 3N7. 213 Northern Lights — Comp. D. Hamilton, c/o Northern Lights Chapter, Box 114, Timmins P4N 7V5. 214 Vimy— Ex. Comp. S. J. Mitchell, R.R. #6, Alvinston, N0N 1A0. 215 Mimico— Ex. Comp. T. Donald Chisholm, 2025 Russett Rd., Missis- sauga L4Y 1B8. 217 St. Alban's— V. Ex. Comp. Colin C. Kerr, 104 Blaisdale Rd., Scarboro M1P 1W4. 126 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA PROCEEDINGS 218 Prince Edward — V. Ex. Comp. J. Alex Mawdsley, Shelburne LON ISO. 219 Ulster — Comp. George Blackie, 20 Sunrise Ave., Apt. 306, Toronto M.4A 2R2. 220 Lebanon — V. Ex. Comp. William M. Creech, 20 Great Oak Dr., Islington M9A 1M9. 221 Durham — V. Ex. Comp. Kenneth M. Hooper, R.R. #4, Durham NOG 1R0. 222 Ottawa— Comp. W. Earl Tuck, 306 - 2055 Carling Ave., Ottawa K2A 1G6. 223 Abitibi — R. Ex. Comp. Horace A. Jones, Box 125, Iroquois Falls P0K 1E0. 224 Keystone — R. Ex. Comp. George B. Cowman, 80 Emerald St. S., Hamilton L8N 2V3. 225 Beaver — V. Ex. Comp. Tak Nishino, 34 Haileybury Drive, Scar- borough M1K 4X5. 226 Prince of Wales— Ex. Comp. D. Alexander McQuaid, R.R. #2, Sharbot Lake KOH 2P0. 227 Quinte Friendship — Ex. Comp. George E. Mountford, 94 Golfdale Rd., Belleville K8N 4A7. 230 Port Credit^-Comp. Roy L. Peck, 1300 Minnewaska Trail, Missis- sauga L5G 3S5. 231 St. Clair— Ex. Comp. Albert W. Johnson, Apt. 402, 100 Alexander St., Toronto M4Y 1B9. 232 King Cyrus— Ex. Comp. F. B. G. Lindley, 156 Eastwood Rd., Toronto M4L 2C9. 233 Oakwood— R. Ex. Comp. D. Wilson, 23 Baskerville Cres., Etobicoke M9C 1T6. 234 Halton — R. Ex. Comp. Irwin Noble, 15 Noble Court, Georgetown L7G 1M5. 235 Aurora — V. Ex. Comp. John Hepple, 63 Larmont St., Aurora L4G 1V8. 236 Caledonia — R. Ex. Comp. Charles K. Matteson, R.R. #1, Caledonia NOA 1A0. 238 The St. Andrew— V. Ex. Comp. Donald Thomson, 285 Tweedsmuir Ave., London N5W 1L5. 239 Blenheim— Ex. Comp. Lloyd Guyett, R.R. #1, Blenheim NOP 1A0. 240 Smithville— Ex. Comp. Leslie T. Richardson, Wellandport LOR 2J0 241 University— R. Ex. Comp. O. Roy Roberts, 134 Old Orchard Gr., Toronto M5M 2E3. 242 St. Paul's— V. Ex. Comp. C. L. Philip, 87 Downing Cres., London N6C 3C7. 243 McKay— Ex. Comp. Christopher S. King, 2087 Victoria Ave., Bur- lington L7R 1R5. 245 Preston — Ex. Comp. A. J. Harriman, Apt. 31, 310 Clyde Rd., Cam- bridge (G) N1R 1L6. 246 Humber — V. Ex. Comp. Dennis G. Trumpess, 50 Panorama Court, Apt. 1912B, Rexdale, M9V 4A9. 247 Nilestown — Comp. Garfield M. Kirkpatrick, 746 Galloway Crescent, London N6J 2Y7. 248 Docheii^— Ex. Comp. Lindon Jump, 84 Edey St., Arnprior K7S 1C1. ANNUAL CONVOCATION, NIAGARA FALLS, 1977 127 249 Palestine — Comp. John Manuel, 22 Waverley Road, Bowmanville L1C 1K9. 250 Thomas Peter's— V. Ex. Comp. Fred Long, 2123 Ontario St., Wind- sor N8Y 1N4. 251 Kirkland— Comp. A. E. Morgan, 100 Third St., Kirkland Lake P2N 1S8. 252 Hiawatha— Comp. E. D. Mann, 1442 Colborne Rd., Sarnia N7V 3L9. 253 Regal— R. Ex. Comp. Bruce E. Reid, 616 St. Andrew Street, Port Dover NOA 1N0. 254 Golden Star— R. Ex. Comp. C. L. Collins, 275 Oscar Street, Dryden P8N 2R4. 255 Tillsonburg— V. Ex. Comp. W. Ross Wittet, 17 Devon Court, Till- sonburg N4G 4K3. 257 Espanola— V. Ex. Comp. A. H. Wood, Box 76, Gore Bay POP 1H0. 258 Tyrian — Ex. Comp. A. E. Oldfield, 81 Lynnbrook Drive, Scarborough M1H 2M9. 259 Quetico — Ex. Comp. E. I. Swanbergson, Box 608, Atikokan POT ICO. 260 Centennial — Ex. Comp. Leslie J. Peer, 5 Theodore Dr., Streetsville L5M 1E5. 261 Sequin — Comp. J. E. Simms, 2 James St., Parry Sound P2A 1T2. 262 King David— R. Ex. Comp. Henry G. Edgar, 1411 Olga Dr., Bur- lington L7S ILL 263 Scarborough— Ex. Comp. W. Kinnaird, 2560 Kingston Rd., Apt. 907, Scarborough M1M 1L8. 128 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA PROCEEDINGS Grand First Principals of the Grand Chapter of Canada in the Province of Ontario from 1857 to 1976 * *W. M. Wilson 1857 v ^Thompson Wilson 1858 , *T. D. Harington 1958- *John C. Franck 1861- *T. D. Harington 1863- 7-8-< * *S. B. Harmon 1872 , *C. D. Macdonell 1873 ' *Jas. Seymour 1874 * *L. H. Henderson . . 1875- * *F. J. Menet 1877- 2 4-5-6 -70-1 *Daniel Spry . . 1879-80 ^Donald Ross . 1881-2 *H. Macpherson 1883-4 •Thos. Sargant 1885-6 *Rcb. Hendry Jr . . 1887 *R. B. Hungerford . . . 1888-9 *J. J. Mason 1890-1 *J. E. Harding 1892-3 •J. Ross Robertson 1894-5 *M. Walsh 1896-7-8 *Wm. G. Reid 1899-1900 *Wm. Gibson 1901-2 *A. Shaw . 1903-4 •William Roaf . . 1905-6 •John Leslie ...... . 1907-8 *Georg« Moore 1909-10 ""Fred W. Harcourt 1911-2 •Daniel F. MacWatt 1913-4 *Wm. S. R. Murch 1915-6 •A. S. Gorrell . . 1917-8 •Wm. N. Ponton 1919-20 *H. S. Griffin 1921 •Richard H. Spencer 1922-3 •Walter H. Davis 1924-5 •Kenneth J. Dunstan 1926-7 •Edwin Smith . 1928-9 •Walter G. Price . . 1930-1 *Chas. W. Haentschel .... 1932-3 •Alexander Cowan 1934 •George L. Gardiner 1935-6 •Wm. Y. Mills ... 1937-8 *Lleweilyn F. Stephens . 1939-40 •John M. Empey ., 1941-2 John M. Burden " 1943-4 •Reginald V. Conover . 1945-6 •Frederick W. Dean <<.... 1947-8 •Clarence MacL. Pitts 1949-50 Alexander G. N. Bradshaw 1951-2 •John A. M. Taylor; 1953-4 John L. House 1955-6 -Maurice A. Searle 1957-8 Bruce H. Smith 1959-60 Charles W. Emmett . 1961-2 Fraser Hay 1963-4 James E. Girven 1965-6 •Stanley Portch . . . 1967-8 *G. Harold Shannon 1969 Frederick W. D. Welham 1970-1 Leo J. Gent 1972-73 William S. Thomson . 1974-5 William H. Sproule 1976 Honourary Past Grand First Principals and others of the Grand Chapter of Canada in the Province of Ontario Elected Elected 'Henry Robertson 1888 *A. T. Freed 1920 Kivas Tully 1891 •John M. Gibson . . 1922 Hugh Murray . . 1903 •Roderick B. Dargavel 1941 Harry H. Watson 1909 •Melville S. Gooderham . 1957 E. T. Malone 1919 •Reginald J. Lewis ... 1964 The Rt. Hon. The Earl of Galloway, Scotland— Grand Z. 1958. R. Ex. Cnmo. Sir George Boag, Enpland— Hon. Past Grand Supt. 1958. *R. Ex. Comp. William A. Laird. Sc-tlanc'— Hon. Past Grand Scribe E., 1958. R. Ex. Como. William H Sweeting. Victoria, Australia — Hon. Past Grand Prin. Soj. 1958. The Rt. Hon. The Earl of Elgin & Kincardine— Hon. Past Grand Z. 1975. Grand Scribes E. of the Grand Chapter of Canada in the Province of Ontario •Thomas B. Harris *R. P. Stephens •Daniel Spry •David McLellan * T homas Sargent •George J. Bennett •Deceased 1857-1873 *Henry T. Smith . . 1874-1875 *Edwin Smith 1876-1877 *Fred J. Johnson 1378-1891 *Maurice A. Searle 1892-1898 Robert J. Hamilton 1899-1915 Frederick C. Conley 1916-1928 1929-1949 1949-1959 1960-61 1962-1969 ANNUAL CONVOCATION, NIAGARA FALLS, 1977 129 GRAND REPRESENTATIVES AT GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA IN PROVINCE OF ONTARIO Grand Chapter Name Residence Alabama Earl J. McKeever 10 Julia S., Port Hope L1A 3J2. Alberta E. K. Hogaboom 36 Athol Ave., Toronto M8Z 2A4 Argentina Wm. H. Sproule 4 Elizabeth St. S., Brampton L6Y 1P8 Arizona Edward Marshall Apt. No. 11, 137 Emerald St., Hamilton, L8N 2V4 Arkansas W. H. Cheetham 374 Morse St., Thunder Bay P7A 1G5 British Columbia Henry F. Motton 1941 Wavell St., London, N5V 1T2 California B. M. Conron 120 Maple St., Collingwood, L9Y 2P8 Colorado Cyril McMullen R.R. No. 5, Belleville, K8N 4Z5. Connecticut Victor F. Nielsen 119 Earl St., Kingston, K5L 2G9 Delaware . . Wm. J. Grierson 136 Bedford Park Ave., Toronto, M5M 1J1 Dist. of Columbia B. H. Smith 169 Dufferin Ave., Belleville K8N 3W9 Finland Bryan Alford 42 Forthbridge Dr., Downsview M3M 2A1 Florida Gordon K. Brown 195 Cross Ave., Oakville, L6J 2W7. France George A. Phillips 30 Daniel St., Smith Falls K7A 1J3 Georgia Henry G. Edgar 1411 Olga Dr., Burlington, L7S 1L1 Germany Carl Jantzi 44 Cardill Cres., Waterloo, Ont. N2L 3Y6 Idaho Joseph Hessey 510 Southdale Rd. E., London Illinois J. W. Woodland ... • N6E 1A5 377 Ridelle Ave., Apt. 1218, Toronto, M6B 1K2 India Charles D. Donald 155 Navy St., Apt. 1004, Oakville L6J 2Z7 Indiana W. D. Sturch 20 Edgecliffe Golfway, #802, Don Mills, M3C 3A4 Iowa William S. Thomson . . . 1329 Cumnock Cres., Oakville, L6J 2N6 Ireland R. W. E. McFadden . . 4 Hart Street, Brantford, N3T 3T1 Israel Irving Ingles 28 Yeomans Rd., Downsview M3H 3J5 Kansas Allan A. Leal 2297 Parkwood Ave., Windsor NSW 2K1 Kentucky Chester J. Miller 105 Willard Ave. R.R. 2, Thunder Bay P7C 4V1 Louisiana Jos. Carson 689 Colborne Street, London N6A 3Z4 Maine Lome E. Vaughan 315 Bleecker Ave., Belleville, K8N 3V3 Manitoba Arthur W. Ayre Westminster Hospital, Box 5701, London, N6A 4S7. Maryland Leo J. Gent Box 78, 21 Catharine St., Dorchester N0L 1G0 Massachusetts . . Fraser Hay 165 Victoria Ave. N., Listowel N4W 1S7 Michigan Fred W. D. Welham .... 548 McCowan Rd., Scarborough, M1J 1J8 Minnesota F. Carl Ackert 1 Lincoln Ave., Cambridge-Gait, N1R 4W4 Mississippi H. T. C. Humphries . . 53 Clegg Street, Ottawa, K1S 0H6 Missouri John R. Brown 243 Forest Hill Rd., Toronto, N5P 2N3 Montana David Harcus R.R. 1, Perkinsfield, L0L 2J0. Nebraska A. V. Roy 186 Bridge St. W., Napanee, K7R 2E4 Netherlands Maarten vanWamelen . . 1177 Bloor St. E., Apt. 206, Mississauga, L4Y 2N9 Nevada V. L. Mutton 66 Roanoke Rd., Don Mills M3A 1G3 New Brunswick . George Turner 2281 Victoria Avenue, Windsor N8X 1R2 New Hampshire N. M. Sprague 103 Shuter St., Trenton, K8V 3L3 New Jersey Aube L. Weisman .... 54 Forest Heights Blvd., Willowdale, M2L 2K6 New Mexico J. A. Kennedy 1 Grosvenor St., Apt. 323, London, N6A 1Y2 130 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA PROCEEDINGS New South Wales Oliver T. Flint 22 Extra St., Guelph, N1H 1Y9 New York ... . Hallette C. Banks ... 1749 Parkhurst Ave., London, N5V 2C4 New Zealand . . Harold Ince 82 Spruce Avenue, Thornhill L4J 1T8 North Carolina . . W. Leslie Davies 711 Clermont Ave., London ■ * N5X 1N5 North Dakota E. J. J. Jackson 1833 Devlin Cres., Ottawa K1H 5T5 Nova Scotia . Leslie C. Ewener King St., Somerville Pk., R.R. #1, Camlachie, NON 1E0 Ohio A. G. N. Bradshaw ... 655 Waterloo Street, London N6B 2R6 Oklahoma Leslie Levitt 7 Hillcrest Ct., Hamilton, L8P 2X7 Oregon John James Robins . ... 362 Second St., Midland L4R 3R3 Pennsylvania . . . John L. House 14 Pearson Ave., Toronto, M6R 1G1 Philippines Clifford E. Rich 20 Bearbury Dr., Islington, M9C 2G9 Quebec C. W. Emmett .... 27 Colwood Rd., Islington, M9A 4E5 Queensland Neil A. MacEachern . . 187 Albert St., Waterloo, N2L 3T4 Rhode Island . Donald L. Attridge .... 1 Highland Cres., Cambridge-Gait, N1S 1L5 Saskatchewan . J. E. Girven 1654 Pinehill Dr., Peterborough K9J 6M2 Scotland Colin C. Kerr 104 Blaisdale Rd., Scarborough M1P 1W4 South Carolina .. Cedric C. Dale 2336 Jefferson St., Ottawa, K1H 7A3 South Dakota . Frederick C. Conley ... 4 Houghton Blvd., Markham L3P 2N6 Switzerland L. B. Morrison 1222 York Mills Road, Apt. 306, Don Mills, M3A 1Y5 Tennessee George A. Phillips .... 39 Daniel St., Smiths Falls, K7A 1J5 Texas Fred Scott 41 Fairfield Ave. N., Hamilton L8H 5G9 Utah Lloyd B. Gillespie 630 Parkhill Rd. W., Apt. 105, Benmor Towers, Peterborough, Ont. K9J 6N6 Vermont Norman Farrington . . . Niagara Parkway, Queenston LOS 1L0 Victoria Harold Foote 62 Dunning Ave., Aurora L4G 1A3 Virginia John J. Carpenter 15 Cornelia Street, Smiths Falls Washington Wm. Cecil Carson Fitzroy Harbour, Ont. K0A 1X0 Western Australia Everett C. Wood Demorestville, Ont., K0K 1W0. West Virginia ... W. H. Sargent 340 Binning St. W., Listowel N4W 1G6 Wisconsin S. Perlman 11 Shallmar Blvd., Toronto, M5N 1J6 Wyoming E. C. Price 65 Spruce St., Sault Ste. Marie P6B 2G7 GRAND REPRESENTATIVES FROM GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA IN PROVINCE OF ONTARIO Grand Chapter Name Residence Alabama Walter F. Estes 531-19th N., Birmingham Alberta Edward Glover 10019 - 2nd St. S.E., Calgary Arizona Fred C. Kobel 405 W. Mapel, Winslow, Arizona. 86047 Argentina R. W. Haxell 3355 Sucre, Buenos Aires Arkansas L. W. Williams Box 105, Osceola, 72370 British Columbia . .Alvin P. Alexander 91 East 40th Ave., Vancouver, V5W 1L3 California Eugene Greene 3406 N. Ivar Ave., Rosemead, 91770 Colorado C. L. Batholick 414 Equitable Bldg., Denver Connecticut C. J. Fairhurst Seventy Acre Road, R.D. 3, West Redding, Connecticut Delaware Ralph Cassel 201 Maple Ave., Wilmington 19809 Dist. of Columbia Kenneth C. Markward .6600 Boulevard View, Alexandria, Virginia 22307 ANNUAL CONVOCATION, NIAGARA FALLS, 1977 131 Finland Jaakko Meriluoto Vanhatie 30, as 15 Lahti, Finland Florida Richard I. Lanier 4044 Green St., Jacksonville, 32205 France Rene A. Haner 5 rue Jacques-Balmat, 1211 Geneve II, Geneva Georgia T. B. Elfe 1301 Vineville, Macon Germany Gunther Gall 652 Worms am Rhein, Postf ach 214 Idaho Chas. Hartung 530 No. 6th St., Payette Illinois Luther R. Smith 11 Holiday Dr., Collinsville, 62234 India Syed Akbar Husain Bank Road, Patna-1, Bihar Indiana Miles A. Scheffel 5375 Maplewood Drive, Speedway, Indiana 46224 Iowa Glen W. Wilson 516-16th St. S.E., Mason City 50401 Ireland William J. Overend 10 Charlotte St., Ballymoney Co. Antrim, Northern Ireland Israel N. Ben-Haviv 8 Bialik St., Haifa Kansas Earl M. Sitton 305 East First Street, Ellis, 67637 Kentucky Allen Earl Bell Moreland Louisiana Lonnie L. Vallery 2163 Tulip St., Baton Rouge 70806 Maine Josef S. Vinal 9 Olympic Ave., Rockland, Maine Manitoba Ernest I. Silverberg ... 326 Matheson Ave., Winnipeg, R2W 0C8 Maryland Gerald M. Pine 222 St. Paul St., Baltimore, Maryland 21292 Massachusetts ...Ralph B. Duncan 61 Lowell St., Methuen, Massachusetts 01844 Michigan Arthur Burke 1721 - 16th Street, Port Huron Minnesota Fred Hilden International Falls Mississippi Justin N. Jones . . Hattiesburg Missouri Arthur Berge Pratt Jr. . . 4337 Genessee, Kansas City Montana Marion A. Averill Box 254, Choteau Nebraska Dean L. Robertson 6325 "O" Street, Apt. 206, Lincoln, Ne. 68510 Netherlands D. P. Harmsen Hofbrouckerlaan 10, Oegstgeest Nevada Stephen Ray Downs 235 West Richards St., Fallon New Brunswick Allen Edison Stairs . . . P.O. Box 1002, Woodstock, N.B. E0J 2B0 New Hampshire . Charles E. Leighton Jr. 15 Elliott Park, Dover 03820 New Jersey Kenneth F. Cruikshank 8 Glenwood Place, Pennsville 08070 New Mexico John E. Wolf Box 927, Crossroads, New Mexico, 88114 New South Wales Norman Soutar 8 George's River Road, Croydon (Australia) Park. Sydney New York James D. Seatter 2944 South Ave., Niagara Falls, N.Y. New Zealand Roy Arthur Hopwood .. c/o Grand Scribe E., Box 2296, Auckland 1. North Carolina Henry A. Barrow Box 3115, New Bern, 28560 North Dakota Thomas H. Rappley Rt. 1, Jamestown 58301 Nova Scotia Canon George F. Arnold 1348 Tower Rd., Halifax Ohio Rev. Alvin G. Myrice .... R.R. #4, State Rt., 295, Lot 6, Swanton, Ohio, 43558 Oklahoma Robert L. Taylor Box 187, Skiatook Oregon . Rex. W. Davis Pennsylvania Robert J. Miller 318 Nittany Ave., Nittany Terrace Apts., State College 16801 Philippines Primo I. Guzman .... Plaridel Masonic Temple, 1440 San Marcelino, c/o Gr. Secy. P.O. Box 1921, Manila Quebec Fred T. Griffiths 136 Clandeboye Ave., Westmount, Queensland, Montreal H3Z 1Z1 (Australia) Dr. L. T. Jobbins 113 Wickham Terrace, Brisbane B.17 Rhode Island K. S. Wilder 33 Elder Ave., East Providence Saskatchewan . Peter A. Cameron 132 - 105th St., Saskatoon. Scotland The Rt. Hon. The Earl of Galloway 76 Queen Street, Edinburgh 2 South Carolina Wm. N. Bradford Box 1343, Sumter, 29151 South Dakota Joseph Hansen Huiley Switzerland Franz G. W. Schetelig 43 Titlisstrasse, Zurich Tennessee A. B. Church, Jr Rt. 5, Franklin, Tenn. Texas J. R. Kimmel 1212 Myrtle St., Kilgore, Texas 75662 Utah Robert H. Drew 1083 East 460 South. Provo Vermont George E. Cummings 33 Clough St., Windsor 05089 Victoria Keith A. McLaughlin P.O. Box 50, Mornington, Victoria, (Australia) 3931, Australia Virginia Wm. E. Norman 6157 Westwood Terrace, Norfolk, Virginia 23508 132 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA PROCEEDINGS Washington Albert Jensen 3917 Densmore Avenue, Seattle Western Australia L. W. K. Clarey 25 The Boulevard, Mt. Hawthorn, West Australia 6016 West Virginia ... C. C. McGhee Huntington Wisconsin Edward C. Mitchell ... 133 - 18th St., Clintonville, 54929. Wyoming Wm. J. Smith 207N - 4th Street, Douglas Wyoming, 82633 GRAND SECRETARIES Grand Chapter Name Residence Alabama Thomas W. Mann Box 2822-A Birmingham, Alabama 35212 Alaska H. Dexter Bacon Box 546, Palmer Alberta L. J. Daniels 1619 - 7A St. N.W., Calgary, T2M 3K2 Argentina A. Lappas 1385 Arenales, Buenos Aires (R.41) Arizona Estel W. Brooks 4755 North 54th Ave., Phoenix, Az. 85031 Arkansas Glenn E. Ward P.O. Box 473, Van Buren, Arkansas, 72956 British Columbia Grand Scribe E Room 104, 1495 West 8th Ave., Vancouver V6H 1C9 California William C. Leeson Rm. 423, Masonic Temple, 25 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco Colorado Jesse E. VanCleave Suite 770, Masonic Temple, 1614 Welton St., Denver, Colorado, 80202 Connecticut Arthur L. Shumway Maplewood Lane, Northford, 06472 Delaware Henry G. Law 2608 E. Riding Dr., Highland of Heritage Pk., Wilmington, Del. 19808 Dist. of Columbia Marvin E. Fowler 1904 White Oaks Drive, Alexandria, Va., 22306 England J. w. Stubbs Freemasons Hall, London, W.C. 2B, Gt. Queen Street Finland M. V. Mustakallio c/o Grand Lodge of Finland, Kasarmikatu 16 D 00130 Helsinki 13, _ . Puhelin 175 766, Finland Florida Daniel A. McClellan, Jr. Room 14, 414 W. Main St., Leesburg, 32748. France S. J. L. Humbert 65, Boulevard Bineau, 65 Neuilly- _ Sur-Seine (Seine) France Georgia : J. E. Moseley .... 811 Mulberry Street, Macon 31201 Germany David W. Campbell . . . 5561 Spangdahlem/Eifel Postfach 25 Idaho Roland R. Fletcher 5212 Bel Air, Boise, 83705 Illinois Lyle Melvin . . . P.O. Box 466, Dixon, 61021 India C. D. Natarajan (Acting) Freemasons Hall, Janpath, Post Box No. 681, New Delhi rndiana Carl E. Shrader P.O. Box 344, Franklin 46131 Iowa John H. Watts Box 155, Grand Junction, 50107 Ireland James O. Harte Freemasons Hall, 17 Moleworth St., Dublin 2 Israel uotubjez sP.O. Box 26385, Tel-Aviv Kansas Henry O. Bennett 320 West 8th, P.O. Box 1217, Topeka 66601 Kentucky Chas. K. A. McGaughey P.O. Box 5320, Lexington, Ky. 40505 Louisiana Lee W. Harris Box 209, Mas. Temple, Alexandria, Louisiana, 71301 Maine Charles S. Brown 19 Condin St., Belfast, 04915 Manitoba Ernest E. Smith . .981 Dorchester Ave., Winnipeg, R3M 0P9 Maryland Leighton E. Harrell . . 4205 Tuckerman St., University Pk., Hyattsville, 20782 Massachusetts Bob Rudy Homberg . Room 703, 186 Tremont St., Boston, 02111 Michigan Orlow J. Myers Masonic Temple, 133E Michigan Ave.. Battle Creek, Mich. 49014 Minnesota Ralph W. Bell 1408 West Lake St., Minneapolis, _,. . . Minn., 55408 Mississippi Grand Secretary P.O. Box 1030, Meridian, Miss. 39301 Missouri Bruce H. Hunt ... Box 188. Kirksville, 63501 Montana Samuel J. Chapman . . . 2903 Melody Rd., Helena, 59601. ANNUAL CONVOCATION, NIAGARA FALLS, 1977 133 Nebraska Carl R. Greisen 401 Masonic Temple, Omaha, 68102 Netherlands W. J. van Es Corn. Drebbelstraat 24-11, Amsterdam "1006" Nevada Frederick W. Forbusch 310 South Nevada St., Carson City, 89701 New Brunswick E. H. Wadman P.O. Box 535, Moncton, E1C 8L9. New Hampshire Lester W. Holt 46 Grandview Rd., Concord, 03301 New Jersey Harry R. Pine ... 37 Carlton Avenue, Trenton 08618 New Mexico Elmer H. Riemen .... Post Office Box 1375, Roswell, 88201 New South Wales Maurice A. Livett 160 Castlereagh St., 10th Floor, (Australia) Sydney, N.S.W. 2000, Australia New York . . H. Randall Kreger Masonic Hall, 71 W. 23rd St., New York 10010 New Zealand . . W. G. Webster Box 2296, Auckland 1 North Carolina Tarn L. Shumaker Masonic Temple, 80 Broadway. Asheville, N.C.. 2880> North Dakota . Delbert J. Miller Box 128 D, Devil's Lake 58301 Nova Scotia .... E. L. Eaton, P.G.A R.R. #2, Centreville, Kings County BOP 1J0 Ohio Oliver H. Ormiston Box 27. Bartlett, 45713 Oklahoma *\ M. Lumbard . Box 1037, Muskogee 74401 Ontario F. C. Conley 240 Eglinton Ave. E., Suite 205, Toronto M4P 1K8 Oregon Geo. D. Robinson 243 Dartmoor Dr., Eugene, 97401 Pennsylvania Winfield P. Kraft Masonic Temple, 1 N. Broad St., Philadelphia, Pa., 19107 Philippines Jose E. Racela . P.O. Box 1921, Manila Quebec Kenneth D. Campbell . 2295 St. Mark St., Room, 404, Montreal, H3H 2G9 Queensland, Australia ... Gordon L. Shaw Box 425-F, G.P.O., Brisbane Rhode Island .... Albert A. Remington III 4 Cold Spring Rd., Barrington, 02806 Saskatchewan ... W. B. Motion 2625 Grant Rd., Regina Scotland Thomas McFarlane . 76 Queen Street, Edinburgh 2 South Carolina . Robert F. Secrest 901 Palmetto State Life Building Columbia 29201 South Dakota Walter H. Reckling . . . Box 425, Winner Switzerland (Helvetia) . HO. Mauerhofer . . Box 216. 3001 Berne Tennessee John R. Stracener Box 216, Nashville, 37202 Texas E. Bloomquist P.O. Box 296. Waco, 76703 Utah Aaron Hey Masonic Temple, 650 East South Temple St., Salt Lake City 84102 Vermont D. Burleigh Smalley Jr. Masonic Temple, Box 443. Victoria, Burlington 05401 Australia J. R. E. Attwood 328 Flinders St., Melbourne, CD . 3000 Virginia James H. Tyree 4101 Nine Mile Rd., Richmond, 23223 Washington Anton L. Marek 23825 - 15th Ave., S.E. #52. Bothwell. Wash.. 98011 Western Australia Arthur J. E. Holland .. P.O. Box No. 6002, Hav St. E., Perth, WA. 6000 West Virginia George V. Gorrell P.O. Box 6251, Wheeling, 26003. Wisconsin Robert C. Guenther ... 204 Washington Ave., Oshkosh. 54901 Wyoming Marcus R. Nicols Masonic Temple, Casper England-Wales (M.M.M. Lodge) James W. Stubbs Freemasons' Hall, Great Queen St.. London WC2B 5AZ 134 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA PROCEEDINGS INDEX OF PROCEEDINGS OF GRAND CHAPTER Page ACCOUNTS RECEIVABLE 60 ALPHABETICAL ORDER OF CHAPTERS 77 APPOINTMENTS OF GRAND Z 96 ADDRESS— M. WOR. BRO. ERIC W. NANCEKIVELL 8 ADDRESS OF WELCOME 15 ARCHIVE COMMITTEE 80, 112 ASSISTANCE TO CHAPTERS REPORT 84 AUDITOR'S REPORT 60, 69, 84 AWARDS— DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD Committee on Award 83, 112 Jewels 33 , 34, 35 BALANCE SHEET 70 BENEVOLENT COMMITTEE 30, 95, 111 Report of Committee 80 BURSARY FUND 35, 74, BURSARIES— REPORT 107 BUDGET 92 BY-LAW CHANGES 32, 89 CENTENNIALS 27 CHAPTER LIFE MEMBERSHIP FUND 74 COMMISSIONS 130 COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC RELATIONS 79 COMMUTED FUND 74 CONDITION OF CAPITULAR MASONRY Report 101 CONSTITUTION, LAWS & JURISPRUDENCE 30, 109 CONVOCATIONS (Special) 4, 5, 26 CREDENTIALS' COMMITTEE 16 Report :.. 21 DEATHS 11 DEDICATIONS 4, 5, 27 DEMITS 113 DISPENSATIONS 32 DISTINGUISHED GUESTS 7 DISTRICTS 1 TO 16 List of Grand Sujerintendents with Chapter Number 114 EDUCATION AND GUIDANCE Committee on 30, 84 ANNUAL CONVOCATION, NIAGARA FALLS, 1977 135 Page ELECTION Report 93 EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE AND APPOINTMENTS Members 93 FINANCE COMMITTEE REPORT 90 FINANCIAL REPORT — AUDITOR 70 FIRST PRINCIPALS OF CHAPTERS Names and Addresses 117 FRATERNAL DEAD Report 10, 24 GRAND CHAPTER Comittees (appointed) 98 Officers — 1977 93 Opening 7 Call Off 93 Call On 93 GRAND Z. Address 23 Report of Committee on 104 GRAND FIRST PRINCIPALS Elected 128 Honourary 128 GRAND HISTORIAN 89 GRAND REPRESENTATIVES OF SISTER JURISDICTION Roll Call 21 List of Grand Representatives 129 GRAND REVIEWER 86 GRAND SECRETARIES — SISTER JUISDICTIONS Names and Addresses 132 GRAND SCRIBE E. Report of 63 Past Grand Scribes E 128 GRAND SUPERINTENDENTS Names and Addresses 95, 114 District Reports of 37 GRAND TREASURER — Report 84 GRIEVANCES AND APPEALS Report of Committee 79 HONORARY GRAND EXECUTIVE 94 INSURANCE FUND 75 INVESTMENTS Report of Committee 106 136 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA PROCEEDINGS Page KEYSTONE FUND 29, 36, 75, 90 MEMBERSHIP TROPHY 28, 78 MEMORIAM 11 MINUTES Confirmation 21 MOTIONS Ill NIAGARA DISTRICT NO. 7 — WELCOME 15 NOTES TO FINANCIAL STATEMENT 90 OATH OF OFFICE 23 OFFICERS OF GRAND CHAPTER 6 Appointed 93 Elected 93 Installed and Invested Ill ORDER OF BUSINESS 21 PAST RANK 29 PLACE OF MEETING — 1978 100 PRESENTATION OF JEWELS List of 33 PRESENTATION OF TROPHY 28, 78 PRINTING AND SUPPLIES 76 PUBLIC RELATIONS 29, 79 RECEPTION OF PAST GRAND Z.'s 10 REINSTATED 113 REPORTS Grand Scribe E 63 Grand Superintendents 37, 63 REVENUE 71 RITUAL REVISION 29 SCHOLARSHIPS AND BURSARY Report of Committee Ill Financial Report of Auditor 74 SCRIBES E. OF CHAPTERS Names and Addresses 122 SPECIAL VISITATIONS 26 STATISTICAL TABLES :.. 63 SUSPENSIONS 113 THANKS 112 THE WORK Report of Committee on 81, 90 VICTORY THANKSGIVING BENEVOLENT FUND Financial Statement 73 VISITATIONS — GRAND Z 26 VOTE OF THANKS 112 WARRANTS AND DISPENSATIONS Committee on 78 IIP 3" 9 il57 00456972 2 FOR USt IN SPtCIAL CULLtCIIONS ONQI Sj^/ h^ nil o #3 /??;?